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Macadamia Nuts

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About Macadamia Nuts

The macadamia nut is considered to be one of the finest and most luxurious nuts. It belongs to the Proteaceae family and are the fruit of the evergreen macadamia tree. Although macadamia was introduced in Kenya from Australia in 1946, it was not until 1964 that the Ministry of Agriculture initiated the planting of its seedlings by small-scale farmers mainly in Eastern and Central Provinces of Kenya. Munthor sources the nuts from Embu, Thika and Meru amongst other regions. Macadamia farming offers an important source of income for producers and smallholder farmers in Kenya. Kenya is currently the third top macadamia producer, with a global market share of 13 percent.

European demand to read Global compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.7% from 2021 to 2028

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Key information

The global macadamia nut market size was valued at USD 1.31 billion in 2020 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.7% from 2021 to 2028. Macadamia nuts are used to make macadamia oil, which has become increasingly popular and In recent years, there has been a steady growth in demand for alternative sources of protein and healthy snacks that are plant based. With the increasing decline in popularity of animal milk, nut milk has also soared in demand and Macadamia Nut Milk gives a smooth, even texture to hot drinks and confectionary.


HS 080262, shelled macadamia nuts

Style 1
A minimum of 95% whole kernel that passes over a 17mm round opening.

Style s
A minimum of 90% whole kernel that passes over a 12.75mm round opening.

Style 2
50% whole kernels and 50% halves and pieces that all pass over a 17mm round opening.

Style 3
A minimum of 15% and a maximum of 30% whole kernels that pass over a 12.75mm round opening, with the remainder being part halves that pass over a 17mm round opening.

Style 4
A minimum of 90% halves that all pass over a 12.75mm round opening.

Style 5
Partials that pass over a 9mm round opening.

Style 6
Chips that pass over a 5mm round opening.

Style 7
Bits ranging from 3-6mm.

Style 8
Fines of less than 3mm.



CountryHarvesting seasons
South AfricaFebruary-May
Costa RicaApril-June

Macadamia nut processing

All processors have food health certification and hold a full suite of documents available to be viewed on request, covering recall policies, traceability, ethical audits (Sedex / Smeta) Kosher and halal to mention a few.


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