Macadamia nuts

Often referred to as the Queen of Nuts, macadamias are a firm favorite snack nut. The flavor is enhanced by roasting and salting and much of global trade of macadamias is to snack food manufacturers. Macadamias have become a popular premium food ingredient used in confectionery applications.

Nutrade Africa sources macadamias from processors in South Africa and Zimbabwe with harvesting and shipping occurring in February, March, April and May.

Kenya and Malawi are also important sources with harvesting and shipping occuring in December, January, February.


The following styles are considered standard specification:

  • STYLE 0 : Contains minimum 95% whole kernel which pass over a round opening of 19mm.
  • STYLE 1 : Contains minimum of 95% whole kernels which pass through a round opening of 19mm and pass over a round opening of 17mm.
  • STYLE S : Contains minimum 90% whole kernels which fall through a round opening of 17mm and pass over a round opening of 12.75mm. Not more than 5% kernels will pass through a 12.75mm round opening.
  • STYLE 2 : Contains 50% whole kernels and 50% halves and pieces which all pass over a round opening of 17mm.
  • STYLE 3 : Contains minimum 15% and maximum 30% whole kernels passing over a round opening of 12.75mm and remaining part halves, which fall through a round opening of 19mm and pass over a round opening of 17mm.
  • STYLE 4 : Contains minimum of 90% halves with no more than 5% wholes which all pass over a round opening of 12.75mm.
  • STYLE 5 : Tidbits which fall through a round opening of 12.75mm and pass over a round opening of 9mm.
  • STYLE 6 : Chips which fall through a round opening of 9mm and pass over a round opening of 5mm.
  • STYLE 7 : Bits from 3mm - 6mm.
  • STYLE 8 : Fines smaller than 3mm.