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Hawaii Macadamia Nuts By the Numbers

     With the exception of a few acres of trees on Molokai, all
     of Hawaii’s macadamia nuts are grown on Big Island farms
     like this one.
     Photo: iStockphoto.com

Whether they are raw, salted, pepped up with Spam or one of 13 other flavors, macadamia nuts have been a great Hawaii snack since the first planting in 1881.

Here’s an overview of Hawaii’s mac nut industry:

300
Pounds per square inch needed to crack the shell


4,000
Hawaii employees working in mac-nut farming


$30.8 million
Value of mac-nut farms in 2010, down 8 percent from 2009

17,000
Acres of trees


46 million
Harvested mac nuts in 2010


1.2 million
Trees statewide

Sources: Hawaii Macadamia Nut Association, U.S. Department of Agriculture


 

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Jun 12, 2012 12:42 pm
 Posted by  HawaiiMan

I looove macadamia nuts. I have tried all types and flavors of mac nuts, and found that my favorite brand on the Big Island of Hawaii are Hawaii Macadamia Nuts from Ahualoa Farms. Support local, click the link, and give them a try today. Yummy!

Jun 12, 2012 12:43 pm
 Posted by  HawaiiMan

Forgot the link for Ahualoa Farms tasty Macadamia Nuts. The link to their site where you can order today is www.maunakeagold.com.

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