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Macadamia nuts - personal experiences

Commented on November 25, 2013
Created November 19, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Looking for some n=1 accounts of macadamia nut consumption. I know I've gotten carried away before and eaten quite a bit and felt icky but even then I'm not sure it was the nuts or the excess. In theory, they're an excellent food source.

Also - I personally suffer from frequent constipation and I'm trying to figure out whether these are binding. Thoughts?

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on November 25, 2013
at 04:21 PM

They are so fun to chew on, and rather expensive, but yet the idea of macadamia nut butter or just ground macadamias sounds awesome. I'll have to try it, but it's so rare to have a good crunchy snack food that fits my paleo lifestyle I doubt I'll ever eat many of them anything but dry roasted with salt.

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on November 25, 2013
at 10:54 AM

I have problems with nuts - just cannot eat a few - only loads so I put on weight. For me best avoided if I can.

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on November 24, 2013
at 05:03 AM

I forgot the mention, I don't feel this way from eating or over eating other nuts.

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on November 22, 2013
at 05:20 PM

I buy the roasted and salted ones. I seem to recall trying raw and not liking it, though I may have imagined that. With their stable fatty acid profile why would you worry over getting them raw?

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on November 20, 2013
at 08:55 PM

That's where I usually eat them. I got started on macadamias as a good on-the-go paleo fuel. Something I could toss in my pocket that was calorie dense and healthy. Nowadays most of my macadamia nut consumption happens at my desk at work after lunch when I'm bored and still feel like munching.

They're never cheap, but not too bad at Costco. I only eat like 5-15 in a sitting so a bag will last me like a month or two.

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on November 20, 2013
at 08:52 PM

haha did I make that up?

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on November 20, 2013
at 06:14 AM

You win the award for best adjective of the week: cornucopic.

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on November 20, 2013
at 02:03 AM

All been said and done but frankly I'm trying (and usually succeeding) to manage my constipation without an extremely veggie-restrictive diet. I just love veggies, that's all. Some of them are definitely constipating. Any one veggie in excess seems to be binding too. A cornucopic mix of them rarely binds me up though, especially if the total fiber intake is not excessive. I try to avoid too much fiber, especially the insoluble kind, but I just love veggies. The nuts, however, as valuable a snack as they are, I could to without. I do love macadamias though.

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on November 25, 2013
at 07:27 AM

I find them easier on the stomach when roasted and/or ground.

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(624)

on November 25, 2013
at 04:21 PM

They are so fun to chew on, and rather expensive, but yet the idea of macadamia nut butter or just ground macadamias sounds awesome. I'll have to try it, but it's so rare to have a good crunchy snack food that fits my paleo lifestyle I doubt I'll ever eat many of them anything but dry roasted with salt.

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on November 24, 2013
at 05:02 AM

I find them to be one of the most satiating snacks. If I eat too many, though, more than about 1/4 lb,I feel slightly nauseous, and frequently find I nearly have diarrhea the next day.

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on November 24, 2013
at 05:03 AM

I forgot the mention, I don't feel this way from eating or over eating other nuts.

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on November 21, 2013
at 10:19 AM

Very easy to overeat. And expensive. And personally for me, I cannot find raw macadamia nuts for sale locally.

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on November 22, 2013
at 05:20 PM

I buy the roasted and salted ones. I seem to recall trying raw and not liking it, though I may have imagined that. With their stable fatty acid profile why would you worry over getting them raw?

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on November 20, 2013
at 04:03 PM

N=1 Macademias are tasty. Not sure you should eat any nut more than sparingly.

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on November 20, 2013
at 03:57 PM

By far the best nut you can buy in my opinion (some days I prefer hazelnuts though). I love eating them, for the taste and the nutrition, both. Never had any issues with them, besides feeling full after eating them, but then again that's probably not a bad thing. They have a lot of fiber and fat so constipation shouldn't be a concern. Super low in carbs and high in nutrients. If I had a lot more money I would buy these by the ton.

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on November 20, 2013
at 12:42 PM

I've never felt anything but awesome when eating macadamias, although I've noticed that the craving really wasn't for actual nuts or food, but rather something salty, or boredom from sitting at a desk at work for too long.

They seem to be the only nuts with a very low n6 profile, and are the least problematic. Too bad they're so expensive.

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(624)

on November 20, 2013
at 08:55 PM

That's where I usually eat them. I got started on macadamias as a good on-the-go paleo fuel. Something I could toss in my pocket that was calorie dense and healthy. Nowadays most of my macadamia nut consumption happens at my desk at work after lunch when I'm bored and still feel like munching.

They're never cheap, but not too bad at Costco. I only eat like 5-15 in a sitting so a bag will last me like a month or two.

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on November 19, 2013
at 11:32 PM

Not sure about macadamia, but can help with constipation.

1. good old prunes.

2. raw beets in salad.

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Not sure why it works, but it does, try it:

No nuts and no vegetables except skinless cucumbers and skinless tomatoes. (If you have any questions, read "Fiber Menace".

00cd3b6f51530a6832fcda1712edbec3

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on November 20, 2013
at 06:14 AM

You win the award for best adjective of the week: cornucopic.

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(624)

on November 20, 2013
at 02:03 AM

All been said and done but frankly I'm trying (and usually succeeding) to manage my constipation without an extremely veggie-restrictive diet. I just love veggies, that's all. Some of them are definitely constipating. Any one veggie in excess seems to be binding too. A cornucopic mix of them rarely binds me up though, especially if the total fiber intake is not excessive. I try to avoid too much fiber, especially the insoluble kind, but I just love veggies. The nuts, however, as valuable a snack as they are, I could to without. I do love macadamias though.

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