Patrick J. Lambert Realtor/Salesperson Century 21 All Islands 808-937-1188
The Macadamia Nut
The state of Hawaii produces 90% of the worlds Macadamia nuts. The Big Island, produces most of those. Anyone coming to Hawaii has to notice for sale EVERYWHERE the Mauna Loa brand of chocolate covered Macadamia nuts. We have a Macadamia nut tree. There are several things I love about our tree. When it's about to produce nuts it puts off these dangling flowers that have an incredible scent that be smelled across the yard, into the house. The scent is so sweet smelling and so strong it's intoxicating at times.
The one thing I do not like about the Macadamia nut is that is has to be the toughest nut in existence to crack open. Practically impossible. In fact, I spent $40 on a Macadamia nut cracker. One day my wife made her own homemade chocolate covered Macadamia nuts and I have to say move over Mauna Loa brand! It truly is a lot of work to break open the nut, even with the special nutcracker. Maybe some day we will have gathered together enough nuts to take to the factory for processing. I heard that can be done. In the meantime, we will take what we can handle and enjoy.