Macadamia is a genus of four species of trees indigenous to Australia and constituting part of the plant family Proteaceae. They are native to north eastern New South Wales and central and south eastern Queensland. The tree is commercially important for its fruit, the macadamia nut or simply macadamia.
The cashew nut is served as a snack or used in recipes, like other nuts, although it is actually a seed. The cashew apple is a fruit, whose pulp can be processed into a sweet, astringent fruit drink or distilled into liqueur.
Brazil Nuts are another healthy nut high in protein, calcium, iron, zinc, and are one of the best natural dietary sources of selenium, with 2,500 times more than other nuts.
Did You Know? ....Brazil nuts grow near the tops of 150-foot-tall forest trees. The Brazil trees only grow wild, not cultivated, and their pollination depends on the presence of a particular bee. The presence of the bee, in turn, depends on the presence of a particular orchid...which doesn’t grow on the Brazil trees. As a result, trees which are removed from the forest simply stop fruiting.