The kernel is the inner meat after cracking of Macadmia nuts. It is the main product of the macadamia nut tree. Oil that is extracted from the kernels is commonly used in soaps, sunscreens, and shampoos, while the remaining press cake can be used in animal feed.
There are some kernels that do not meet Export Grade standards due to cracks, coloration or undersize. We sell these to EPZ companies who press into oil and export it as an ingredient in cosmetic products.
We procure nuts from farmers, store, sort and bag depending on quality and deliver to buyers. Mcadamia Kernel is the backbone of Big Thundernuts and contributes over 60% of our total revenue.
Macadamia By Products
The shell which is the outer covering of the nut is used as biomass fuel for steam generation by Edible oil food companies. It is a cheaper alternative to Furnace Oil, is environmentally friendly and considered as a renewable energy source.
Macadamia shells can be used as mulch, as a planting medium for anthurium cultures (flowering plants native to tropical America), for plastic manufacture, or as a sand substitute for sandblasting. Macadamia husks can be used as mulch or compost for fertilizer.
In developed markets, the shells are crushed to dust and used to make pencils.