The Native Nut - Macadamias going Mainstream

If you were asked to name which Australian native foods have gone mainstream, what would you pick? Many fall into the ‘got potential’ category but apart from kangaroo meat, which is exported, none have developed into significant industries, except the macadamia nut. While they’re well known now, the first commercial plantings only went in 40 years ago. The industry finds itself with much to celebrate, with Asia’s growing appetite for macadamias is boosting sales and prices, leaving many to conclude the future is bright, if they can just plant more trees… 

Researched and presented by Pip Courtney. 

Broadcast: June 10, 2014 (Australian Macadamias) 

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