Category Archives: Hawaiian Macadamia Nuts

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How long to grow a macadamia nut?

IMG_2419How long to grow a macadamia nut?

Macadamia nuts take almost as long to grow as baby  in the womb, about 8 months. From flower to nut, macadamia nuts take their time to develop their buttery, sweet, and crunchy flavor and texture.  We grow our macadamia nuts Certified Organic, which means we fertilize and feed our trees only certified organic ingredients, we weed-whack instead of spraying chemicals for weed control.  We believe the more nutrient rich soil the better the macadamia nuts are for your heath and better the flavor.

Macadamia nuts are grown in a variety of soils and conditions but macadamia nuts love water and good aeration.  Here on the Big Island of Hawaii, with its rich volcanic soils and tropical climate, does just that. The nuts are then picked off the IMG_2422ground by hand about every 6-8 weeks. They have a year round growing season although the quantity of nuts that fall is minimal in the summer.

Now, is harvest time. Our macadamia nuts have had plenty of rainfall this past year and growing conditions have been beautiful. Macadamia nuts are rich in Omega 3’s and 6’s in perfect balance and considered a superfood by some.  Our unique dehydrating process allows the nuts to maintain their vitality and brings out their true flavor.

We hope you try our Certified Organic dehydrated Hawaiian Macadamia Nuts. We are the one of a kind here in the U.S.

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Mahalo from all of us at Mahina Mele Farm

Kollette and Jason Stith

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Mac Nut Availability

I just wanted to talk about mac nut availability in the coming weeks.  We are keeping the store open so you can continue to order.  Orders will be fulfilled in the order they are placed.  Our next ship date is October 21.  We apologize for the delay but farming is a ROLLER COASTER!    After going through the scant summer months with very little to harvest, we are now coming into the full harvest season and there are lots of nuts out there!  However besides mother nature to wrangle with we also have the human element as well.  Our pickers work very hard, hand-picking the nuts from the ground and they, like every one else on the planet, need and deserve a break.  Unfortunately they took theirs last month right when were promising nuts to our customers!

So now we have our beloved pickers back, rested and ready; and we have nuts and nuts and nuts to harvest as well.  Now we go forth to clean the land and prepare for the harvest.  So again thank you for your patience and continued support.  We look forward to sending you your next shipment of delicious macadamia nuts from Mahina Mele Farm.  Remember the next ship date is Oct 21! Aloha

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Macadamia Nut Recipes

Macadamia Nut Recipes
Macadamia Nut Cheese and Milk
Macadamia nuts that are dehydrated can be so versaltile,
Macadamia nuts can return to their original state by soaking them for 20-30 min in cold water.
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When macadamia nuts are in their original state you can easily make macadamia nut milk and cheese at the same time.
Making Macadamia Nut Cheese
1.Blend 1 cup of soaked macadamia nuts with 1 cup water in blender of food processor until creamy smooth, add water until you have a slurry that can be poured.
2.Pour mixture into cheese cloth and allow the macadamia milk to drain into a bowl for 6 hours or so.
3. take the macadamia cheese in the cheese cloth and mix with salt and lemon to taste, this helps the fermentation process.
4. I make into small patties and sprinkle with herbs and edible flours for a beautiful plated dish, place in refrigerator.
5. Also I individually wrap the patties in wax paper to eat over the course of 1-2 weeks.
Enjoy the yummy Organic Raw vegan macadamia nut cheese!

Making Macadamia Nut Milk

  1. Take the milk drained from the cheese making process and add sweetener of choice (optional: use 2 drops liquid vanilla stevia, a date, a dried fig, or 1 tbsp. maple syrup if needed)
  2. Since macadamia milk has a short shelf life, place in refrigerator and enjoy for the next 2-3 days.

Enjoy yuor Organic Raw Vegan Macadamia Nut milk!

 

Mahalo from all of us at Mahina Mele Farm

Kollette and Jason Stith