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Meet our growers: Geoff Chivers

Across Australia, we have over 800 macadamia growers producing around 40,000 tonnes of macadamias each year. Meet Geoff Chivers, one of Bundaberg’s macadamia pioneers, having planted his first macadamia trees in 1990. The fifth-generation farmer and his family run a 43ha orchard with about 14,500 macadamia trees. He is passionate about recycling (the nut husks and branches are mulched and used as fertilizer for the macadamia trees) and his orchard is home to 150 native beehives (native bees are used as a natural pollinator for macadamias). 

Geoff has loved macadamias ever since being introduced to the delicious native nut in the 1970s. “Friends of ours had a macadamia tree in Alstonville and would send a sugar bag of macadamias to our family each year. I would sit on the back step, cracking the nuts with a hammer. I think I ate 75% of the macadamias, sharing the remaining 25%.”

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Roast your own honey macadamias

Need a quick delicious treat? Whip up a batch of honey roasted macadamias. You only need 3 ingredients, raw macadamias, Australian honey and macadamia oil. 
Combine the honey and macadamia oil in a small frying pan over low heat and stir until the honey has melted and the mixture is well combined. 
Transfer the honey mixture to a mixing bowl, add the macadamias and stir until they're evenly coated with the honey mixture. 
Spread the macadamias on a prepared baking tray. 
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, turning occasionally. 
Remove from oven and set aside to cool then enjoy!

Full recipe here

Our five favourite immunity-supporting foods

Our immune system helps us fight viruses and bacteria in complex and fascinating ways. While no one food holds the key to prevent illness, some foods in particular have long been thought to play a special role in assisting our immune systems. Learn what they are and how to get more of them into your day.

Read more here

Four free e-recipe books to inspire your cooking 

We have four free downloadable, printable recipe collections available on our website.

We hope these will inspire you to make the most of the macadamias you have in the kitchen by adding them to a whole range of snacks and treats. 

Find them here

Macadamia choc fudge fondue. Enjoy this decadent, guilt-free macadamia fudge fondue. Made with made cacao butter, creamy macadamia nut butter and maple syrup. Perfect drizzled over in season Queensland strawberries or any fruit really! This recipe is dairy-free and gluten-free. Press play.
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