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What is the nutritional value of macadamia nuts?

Macadamias are the highest nuts in total fats and calories, so they should only be eaten in moderation. They are, however, an excellent source of vitamin B1 (thiamin). Though their saturated-fat content excludes them from the FDA ’s qualified heart-health claim, Pennsylvania State University researchers found that a handful of macadamia nuts a day reduced total cholesterol and LDL by about 9%. The effect may be due to the increased monounsaturated fat from a daily macadamia diet.

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