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Best Organic Hawaiian Macadamia Nuts!

Best Organic Hawaiian Macadamia Nuts!

There are many reasons……

*for one most organic macadamia nuts you find in health food stores come from Kenya, who knows when they were actually harvested and what conditions they had to go through to get the U.S.

*As of today we have been the only Organic Hawaiian Macadamia nut processors in the US for the past 12 years that we know of, meaning you know where they come from (Mahina Mele Farm)  on the Big Island of Hawaii.

*We ship immediately after being cracked and dehydrated. Absolutely the freshest Organic nuts available!!!!

*Our mission as a family run Organic farm is to produce the highest quality food possible, nutrient rich, and delicious. To do so we have high standards in the way that we process our nuts and go to great lengths to make sure the nuts that we ship are consistently  the best, buttery and crunchy.

*Talk to us directly, if you have any question about the way we process our nuts just ask, we are available.

*Our nuts are not processed with any other nuts or foods, so no worries about gluten or other nut allergies.

*Organic Macadamia nuts, use weed whackers to cut down the weeds not poison, we use blowers to remove leaves, not poison, we feed our trees with organic fertilizers and compost, not chemicals.

Organic Macadamia Nuts The freshest nuts available!

Organic Macadamia Nuts
The freshest nuts available!

We are so grateful for all our customers, its a relationship we continue to build on Thank You!!

Mahalo Kollette and Jason Stith

Mahina Mele Farm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coffee Drying Deck

Organic Kona Coffee

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For the next 6 months Its Kona Coffee harvest time!

We here at Mahina Mele Farm have been growing and producing Organic Kona Rose Coffee for the past 12 years. We pick the coffee cherries and their peak of perfection, wash and dry the coffee so that the nuances of cacao and fruit cure the coffee, leaving you with a bold coffee with a smooth finish that only Kona Coffee can produce,

 

Kona Rose Coffee 8 oz.

Kona Rose Coffee
8 oz.

Check out our new look and taste Kona Rose Coffee,

Mahalo from all of us at

Mahina Mele Farm,

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Kollette and Jason Stith

 

dehydrated Macadamia Nuts

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

Organic Macadamia Nut & Oil Recipes

Organic Macadamia Nuts & Oil Recipes, a chefs delight! Macadamia nuts & Oil are extremely versatile from nuts to cheese, butter, baking, stir-fry, popcorn, dessert, fish, etc…..

Here’s how we use macadamia nuts and oil here on Mahina Mele Farm..

Macadamia nut tips and hints

• Macadamia nuts can be substituted for other nuts measure for measure in most recipes and vice versa.

• Some recipes call for ground macadamia nuts. Simply put them in a food processor and pulse until desired consistency is achieved.

Macadamia Nut Butter

Blending for awhile  you’ll end up with nut butter-yum.

• If you do over-process, macadamia nut butter is delicious as a spread. No need to add anything to the butter but a hint of salt brings out more flavor we also add chocolate to make a chocolate macadami nut butter great with a spoon.

• Ground macadamia nuts can be used as a filler and flavor enhancer in ground meat, poultry and seafood dishes.We love Macadamia nut crusted fish…

Use ground nuts in pastry dough or sprinkle on the bottom of pie shells for a delightful change of taste.

• Our nuts are dehydrated but you may lightly toast nuts before adding to the recipe will yield a new flavor.

• Always let toasted nuts cool down before grinding or chopping to prevent them from becoming oily or pasty in texture.To toast: Spread nuts in a single layer on a baking sheet. Place in 350-degree F. oven. Toast until golden, about 12 to 15 minutes. When using a toaster oven, cut the time in half. It’s best to toast only what you need at the time as toasted nuts will not store as well as raw nuts.

• Macadamia nuts pair particularly well with coconut, chocolate, and fish.

Macadamia nut Oil is a high heat oil that can be used instead of other oils in baking to add a nutty flavor, it also it amazing with stir-fry and makes the best popcorn ( a family favorite!). We also use it for our salad dressing,

1 tbl sugar

1 tbl salt

3 cloves of garlic pressed

Mix together and let stand for 5-10 min

add 1 part balsamic   2 parts oil and shake or mix

You ll have the tastiest salad dressing!

Macadamia Nut Cheese

Macadamia Nut cheese is easy to make,,,

soak macadamia nuts for 1 hour

Blend macadamia nuts in blender with 1 cup water

put through cheese cloth ( what drips out is macadamia nut milk)

what is in the cloth is cheese, add salt and lemon to desired taste to help preserve the cheese.

make into patties and enjoy a soft delicious cheese great on crackers.

8.5 fl oz bottle of organic macadamia nut oil

8.5 fl oz bottle of organic macadamia nut oil

Try and see all the versatility in macadamia nuts,

fro our farm to you, Kollette and Jason Stith

 

 

Organic Macadamia Nuts
The freshest nuts available!

Certified Organic Hawaiian Macadamia Nuts

Certified Organic Hawaiian Macadamia Nuts direct from our farm to you.

We are not only Certified Organic Hawaiian Nuts they are also dehydrated, which maintains their nutritional vitality and keeps them so buttery and crunchy.

We also offer Certified Organic Macadamia nut oil that we press here on the farm , and macadamia nut butter.

We are the only organic macadamia nuts processors in the U.s that we know of which means we sell out fast, your getting the freshest macadamia nuts available direct from the people that care.

Also try our Organic Kona Rose Coffee for a truly wonderful coffee experience. Rich and smooth with chocolate and fruit undertones,  Kona Coffee is a treat!

Mahalo Kollette Stith

Your morning cup of coffee is a ritual.

Your morning cup of coffee is a ritual, it’s what gets you out of bed in the morning and what you look forward to the night before .The ritual is the way you prepare your coffee, its strength and intensity,  its unique to your taste and individual requests. Our rituals are what nurtures us, its the way we take care of ourselves.

I awake and watch this morning as my husband hand grinds the coffee, after he as measured it with his wooden coffee spoon, then allows it to steep in our french press. Finally as his gift  he hands me my first cup of Kona Rose Coffee. Its a deep and spiritual pleasure, that first sip, the way I hold it in my hand and breathe in deeply. I wonder if its the coffee I’m drinking and the way we have nurtured each coffee tree, picked each ripe berry and fermented it. Raked the coffee for hours and days until it was dried and then roasted to perfection. I’m sure its all these things that make this morning cup of coffee a gorgeous ritual but its this quality that no matter if you have had direct contact with each plant it shares itself with anyone who drinks it.

Its the quality of the coffee….. there’s no denying, no deceiving of the senses, no greater way to explain, its the truth and integrity that makes this ritual.

Enjoy our Certified Organic Kona Rose Coffee, Kollette and Jason Stith

Peaberry drying before roasted

Organic Coffee 100% Kona

Organic Coffee 100% Kona is a rare commodity. We are a family run Organic Kona Coffee and Macadamia nut Farmers and processors. Our mission is gourmet coffee and macs everyday. Our coffee is roasted weekly and shipped to you directly. Farm direct, we want to serve you the freshest and high quality coffee available. Our coffee is smooth, rich, full bodied with chocolate and fruity undertones roasted to perfection. Great hot or cold, day or night, thank you and Enjoy!

Roasted Kona Rose Coffee

Roasted Kona Rose Coffee

Mahina Mele Farm and Kona Rose Coffee

Kollette and Jason Stith

Macadamia Nuts in shell with husks

A Superfood-Organic Macadamia Nut

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“What can compare to the sweet, buttery mac nut’s tender embrace? As far as nuts, seeds, and pseudo-nuts go, its fatty acid profile is unparalleled. Throw a handful into a bowl of Greek yogurt, along with blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries (or any berry, really), and you’ve got yourself a rich, masterful dessert with minimal linoleic acid. And it’s got good amounts of magnesium, manganese, thiamine, copper, and iron. Not to mention some fiber too. Pack a baggy full and you’ve got yourself the perfect trail food for day long hikes.

I tend to get a little carried away when it comes to those little mouth bombs of satiety, so I apologize. Today’s post concerns the mac nut’s lifeblood: macadamia oil. I know what I’ve said about seed oils in the past, but this is different. I liken the concept of macadamia nut oil to that of olive oil; they are inherently, obviously, blatantly fatty foods, and extracting said fat isn’t a stretch, nor does it require industrial solvents and complex processes (they may do so to increase production and efficiency, but you can crush a mac nut and leave an oily residue; you can’t do the same for a kernel of corn to produce corn oil). In fact, the layman extracts his own virgin, first-press macadamia nut oil every time he bites into one. You can feel the macadamia oil droplets oozing out of the obliterated nut mass and into your mouth. Being the most energy (specifically, fat-derived energy) dense nut of all, it’s totally saturated with the stuff.

Macadamia oil imparts a mild, buttery, rather macadamia-y flavor to foods, but it’s mild enough to use for homemade mayonnaise. It is highly shelf-stable and resistant to heat-induced oxidation; in one test, it bested rice bran oil, walnut oil, sesame oil, almond oil, avocado oil, grapeseed oil, and hazelnut oil in an oxidative potential test. Of all the seed and nut oils, macadamia oil withstood temperatures up to 120 degrees C (about 250 degrees F) without significant oxidation. It also excelled at the shelf stability test, being the only oil tested that exceeded the manufacturer’s given “best-before” date. I rarely expect companies to be totally accurate, but to be completely wrong in the opposite direction is a nice surprise! Keep your macadamia oil in a dark bottle and in the fridge, or a cool dark place, and I bet it’ll stay fresh even longer. I’m still wary of doing any heavy duty sauteeing or high heat grilling using macadamia oil as the primary fat, but it looks to be pretty stable as far as oils go with a smoke point of anywhere between 210 and 234 degrees C (410-453 degrees F), depending on who you ask.Read more: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/macadamia-oil/#ixzz48UKPwlRY” I love this article!!

.A  Super Food-Organic Macadamia Nut

Organic Macadamia Nuts The freshest nuts available!

Organic Macadamia Nuts
The freshest nuts available!

Your Organic Macadamia Nuts and Macadamia Nut Oil are here! Fresh direct from the farmer to you, Mahalo for your support Kollette and Jason

 

 

Kona Rose Coffee Trees

Why is Kona Coffee so special?

Although Kona Coffee is perpetually in high demand, the 600-700 small-scale coffee growers in the Kona district provide less than one percent of the world’s supply of coffee because growers are limited by land. This relatively small ecological niche is surrounded by areas inhospitable to coffee cultivation, yet the Kona Coffee Belt is perfectly suited for coffee’s finicky cultivation preferences. Kona coffee is described as delicious, aromatic, and has a medium body. It is surely one of the best ways to get a taste of the unique geography of the Big Island.

Kona Rose Coffee not only brings 100% Kona gourmet coffee to you, it is also farm direct, roasted weekly and Certified Organic. This makes Kona Rose Coffee a very special and highly exclusive treat! Enjoy the difference in a perfectly balanced, rich and chocolatey, cup of Kona to your table.

order:  www.konarosecoffee.com

 

 

The island of Hawaii, locally known as “The Big Island,” is home to one of the world’s most diverse array of climatic conditions and ecosystems. This is considerably impressive because such expansive geographical diversity is packed within an island less than 100 miles across at its widest point. In fact, humid rain forests, polar mountain tops, black lava fields, shrubby deserts, world-famous Hawaiian beaches, and many more different micro-climates are all within a day’s drive.

Out of this vast array of nestled micro-climates, it is no surprise that one of them holds the perfect mix of elevation, temperature, precipitation, and sunlight to produce some of the world’s best coffee. This niche of ideal coffee growing conditions is located in the Kona district, known as the “Kona Coffee Belt” of Hawai’i.

Kona is located on the leeward side of the Big Island. In fact, the word “Kona” in the Hawaiian language refers to the leeward winds that flow opposite to the prevailing trade winds. These Kona winds bring life-giving rain to the otherwise dry and sunny Kona Coast.

Coffee is a particularly picky plant. It needs rich soil, proper drainage, sufficient and constant rainfall, high elevation, ample sunshine, and can prosper only in a relatively narrow temperature range. These ecological factors combine in the Kona Coffee Belt, thanks to neighboring active volcano Mauna Loa, making Kona a superb growing region for great tasting coffee.

Rich and Well-drained Soil

The island of Hawai’i is the youngest Hawaiian island. Due to its relatively young geological age, Hawaii does not have much soil, but decomposing volcanic ash and rock serve as growing substrate for vegetation. This volcanic material originated from previous eruptions of Mauna Loa, the active volcano that the Kona Coffee Belt is perched upon.

This volcanic soil is nutrient rich and extremely fertile; as the natural elements chemically and mechanically weather the ash and lava rock, useful nutrients and minerals are released that support coffee plant growth and coffee bean production.

Coffee plants grow best in well-drained soils. If left in standing water, coffee plant roots are vulnerable to infestation by fungi or bacteria that cause root rot.

Root rot destroys the root of the plant, making it impossible for the plant to extract the necessary nutrients, minerals, and water from the surrounding soil. Coffee plants are especially vulnerable to root rot, so it is vital that this crop is cultivated in well-drained soil.

Mauna Loa once again provides the optimal growing conditions for Kona coffee plants: volcanic soil drains extremely well. In addition, the Kona Coffee Belt is located on the slope of Mauna Loa, further facilitating soil drainage.

 A Perfect Balance between Sun and Rain

The weather in Kona is uncannily suited for the cultivation of the coffee plant. Kona mornings are known for their clear blue sunny skies. By noon, moist air masses are obstructed by the gargantuan Mauna Loa volcano that the Kona Coffee Belt rests on. Due to orthographic lifting, Mauna Loa forces the air masses to rise. As the air rises, water vapor condenses to form clouds. This daily afternoon cloud cover helps to protect the coffee plants from excess heat and sun, while also providing daily light rain showers.

Coffee plants require at least four hours of sunlight a day. With too little sunlight, coffee plants are unable to obtain enough energy to grow and produce coffee beans. At the same time, too much sunlight can cause wilting, heat stress, and even death. To protect the delicate coffee plants, it is a common practice for farmers in other parts of the world to plant taller vegetation in coffee fields for shading and protection from excess heat exposure. However, in Kona, farmers are able to rely on Hawaiian weather to provide this same purpose.

Coffee plants require at least an average of 40 inches of rain a year. Light but frequent showers are the preferred vectors of precipitation. Kona receives an average of forty-five inches of rainfall annually, so there is no need for irrigation in most, if not all, of the Kona Coffee Belt. Kona coffee farmers are fortunate enough to receive the optimal amount of water from the Hawaiian sky. Thus, the same clouds that provide afternoon shading also provide light but daily rain showers.

 Elevation

Coffee is generally cultivated in high elevation tropical regions because these sites have a lowered mean temperature as well as copious amounts of sunlight. These environmental conditions slow the growing process without killing the coffee plant, allowing the bean to mature over a longer period of time. This drawn-out and slower-paced growing cycle allows more complex flavors to develop in the growing bean, resulting in the rich flavor bouquets desired in superior coffee.

The Kona Coffee Belt ranges from 500-3000 feet in altitude. Kona coffee is unique in that it can be successfully grown at such low elevation. Geographically situated at a relatively high latitude, the Kona Coffee Belt simulates the environmental conditions of higher altitude sites despite its low elevation. This slows the growing cycle of the bean, creating the rich flavors characteristic of Kona coffee.

 Temperature

 

Not surprisingly, coffee plants are also considerable picky when it comes to temperature.  They prefer average temperatures above 55°F. Coffee plants are easily killed by frost and cannot tolerate temperature below 40°F. Conversely, temperatures above 80°F will cause heat stress, preventing coffee plants from growing well or producing much fruit. In addition, consistently high temperatures significantly reduce the quality of coffee flavors developed in the bean.

 

Kona temperatures average around 60°F, making it a perfect fit for coffee’s narrow temperature range. Here, coffee plants are free from the risk of frost and are at minimal risk of heat stress.

We appreciate your support!! Kollette and Jason Stith

 

dehydrated Macadamia Nuts

Organic Hawaiian Macadamia Nut Oil

Organic Macadamia Nut Oil

Organic Macadamia Nut Oil

Aloha

Im so glad you found us, we are family run and operated organic macadamia nut and Kona Coffee farm. We dont know of any other organic hawaiian macadamia nuts or macadamia nut oil in the U.S,. I thought Id share the benefits of this exclusive oil.

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits:

One standout characteristic of macadamia nut oil is that it is rich in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids while noticeably low in saturated fatty acids. This is what makes it heart-healthy. As it turns out, such a fatty acids profile is capable of lowering the LDL cholesterol, otherwise known as the bad cholesterol, in the blood.

Macadamia nut oil has a properly balanced omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids content as well, which is at 1-to-1 ratio. Both are considered essential fatty acids, which simply means they are not manufactured by the body, and consequently have to be supplemented through the diet. Omega-3 acts as an anti-inflammatory, while omega-6 functions more as a pro-inflammatory. It is for this reason a proper balance of these essential fatty acids has to be maintained, otherwise chronic diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, and cardiovascular diseases may develop. Including macadamia nut oil on a regular basis in your diet should then help achieve this crucial essential fatty acids balance.

Macadamia nut oil is very rich in phytochemicals like squalene, tocotrienols and tocopherols. These compounds protect against oxidation of this edible oil, making it suitable for unrefrigerated storage for up to two years. What’s best, these very same phytochemicals, when ingested by including macadamia nut oil in your diet, help protect against oxidative stress to again prevent the development of oxidative stress-induced diseases like cancer.

Recipe: Raw Macadamia Nut Cheese

1.Soak nuts for 30 min in H20

2.blend with water to make a slurry

3. pour through cheese cloth and let hang overnight

4. add lemon and salt to taste to mac cheese and make into patties to be enjoyed over the course

of 1-2 weeks.

it seems to get better and better. enjoy! To your health, Kollette

Macadamia Nut Oil’s Practical Uses:

As was mentioned, macadamia nut oil is more popular as a beauty aid. Because it gets easily absorb by the skin without leaving a greasy and heavy feeling,See Pure Mana Hawaii for our Organic luxury skincare line www.puremanahawaii.com