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National Macadamia nut day

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If you love macadamia nuts then this is a day to indulge in some as it is National Macadamia Nut Day.  It’s a day dedicated to celebrating a nut that is originally from Australia. Historians point out it was named after physician and chemist, John Macadam.  He is the key figure who  encouraged the cultivation of the nuts in that country. Today most of the world’s supply is grown in Hawaii.  You can buy consume them in their raw form or in variations of chocolates, cookies and many other baked desserts .  Health experts also rave about the benefits for your body.   Nutritional studies show they are a rich source of energy, fiber and contain many B-complex vitamins.  So for those of you who enjoy the buttery taste of this nut enjoy this  September 4th National Macadamia  day.

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