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One of the first things a visitor to Hawaii notices upon their arrival at the airport or first stop at any convenience store are the huge displays of macadamia nut products, such as gift packs of dry roasted nuts, chocolate covered nuts and macadamia nut brittle. The selection is almost endless and the prices are amazing, less than half of what you would pay on the mainland for the same items.

How is this possible? Well, the answer is very simple. Hawaii is the macadamia nut capital of the world, growing 90% of the world's macadamia nuts.

Beautifully illustrated, this book contains a number of Macadamia Nut recipes that are sure to please. Aloha!


About the Author

Kohana Au
kohanaau Hanalei, Hawaii
Kohana Au has long been associated with a number of projects throughout Polynesia and the Hawaiian Islands. As a Featured Writer for the Kauai Menu Magazine he has extensive first hand experience with the islands. Kohana Au shares his passion and knowledge of the culture, history and legends of these very special societies and people. "As a world traveler, sailor and adventurer I have had the wonderful opportunity to experience and enjoy many places and people. I hope I can share with you, my friends and readers, just some of these adventures and places. " Aloha - Me ke aloha pau ole "with best wishes without end"

Comments (3)


kohanaau says

@robform...Thank you for your comment! Upon reading the book you will find that I have indeed provided the history and Australian origin of the Macadamia tree....right down to the person whose name was used! E oni wale no oukou i Ku' pono 'a' ole pau....

posted at 11:48am Feb 24 PST


robform says

The Macadamia tree is originally from Australia, having grown wild in Northern New South Wales and Souther Queensland. The local Aboriginals called it Gyndl or Jindilli. It was taken and cultivated in Hawaii in the early 1900's. Australia is actually the world's largest producer of Macadamia nuts, followed by the U.S.

posted at 08:13pm Feb 23 PST


LelaII says

we love our Macadamia nuts and these recipes are so great!

posted at 03:50pm Jun 14 PST

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