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New seasoned macadamia crumb a masterclass in versatility

The launch of a new macadamia product is always exciting, especially when it breaks new ground in terms of flavour and format. A new seasoned macadamia crumb recently did exactly that, while bringing to life a key innovation opportunity that emerged from our industry’s research exploring the emerging trends set to shape the food and beverage landscape over the coming years.

Food trends, macadamia shells and health research: our top 6 stories of 2023

2023 delivered a unique mix of challenges and highlights, from cost of living pressures, the rise of AI, ongoing climate change concerns and war in the Middle East and Ukraine. We also saw India become the world’s most populous country, the end of the COVID-19 pandemic officially declared, and outstanding displays of skill and courage throughout the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

2023 Australian Macadamias Yearbook

The 2023 Australian Macadamias Yearbook is a comprehensive overview of our industry’s highlights and performance over the past 12 months. It provides a summary of all key facets of the Australian macadamia industry, including:

The stand-out macadamia product discoveries of 2023

2023 has been another strong year for new products containing macadamias, as manufacturers across markets and categories embrace the multi-layered benefits that Australia’s native nut can deliver as an ingredient.

2023 Australian macadamia crop finishes in line with most recent forecast

Australian macadamia growers have produced a 2023 crop of 48,400 tonnes in-shell at 3.5% moisture (51,900 tonnes in-shell at 10% moisture), aligning closely with the most recent forecast published in September of 48,500 tonnes in-shell at 3.5% moisture (52,000 tonnes in-shell at 10% moisture).

Rethinking waste: how macadamia shells could help reduce carbon emissions

In today's rapidly changing world, the call for sustainability is louder than ever before, particularly in relation to food production. Gone is the era of meeting demand at any cost as businesses, governments and consumers across the globe grapple with the environmental impacts of their choices both large and small.

National Recovery Plan a new tool in Australia’s battle to save endangered wild macadamia populations

Australia is the natural home of macadamias, and the only place on earth where they grow wild. Every commercial macadamia crop in the world can be traced back to the wild macadamia trees that still grow in the Australian rainforest. But over the last two centuries, more than 80% of wild macadamias have been lost,  posing ongoing threats to their populations. All four precious wild macadamia species are endangered, but thanks to a new National Recovery Plan to guide their protection, their future is now looking more positive.

Meet the food innovator championing ingredient-style macadamias

When food innovator and value-adding expert Stuart Picken sees a challenge, it’s fair to say he’s driven to create a solution that benefits everyone involved. It’s this, coupled with a highly curious mind, that led the former lawyer and chef to establish a contract manufacturing business that specialises in upcycling farm gate seconds into nutrient-dense food products, with macadamias regularly in the mix.

Creative PR campaign highlights macadamia nut’s Australian origin

Not many people know that the macadamia nut originated in Australia more than 60 million years ago. It’s a little known fact even among Australian consumers. So to help raise awareness of the macadamia’s origin, a bold new Australian PR campaign has launched, starting with a tongue-in-cheek challenge to iconic global brand McDonald’s.
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