Dr Gram natural macadamia nuts are raw, not salted, baked or roasted. Unsalted and raw macadamia nuts are preferred as a healthier choice for those with high blood pressure or other ailments. Macadamias are a nutrient rich source of Vitamin A, iron, protein, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, and folates. They also contain moderate amounts of zinc, copper, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, and magnesium. Macadamia nuts also contain antioxidants like polyphenols, amino acids, flavones, and selenium. They are also a good source of carbohydrates and are good for stemming hunger and fuelling up for energy. Being high in dietary fibre and rich in minerals such as magnesium and potassium, macadamia nuts can improve heart health by helping to lower cholesterol and blood pressure (when taken in moderate amounts). They are also rich in monounsaturated fatty acids which can make platelets less sticky and less likely to form clots in blood vessels. This prevents heart attack or stroke. Macadamia nuts can improve bone health as they are good sources of calcium, magnesium, and potassium-the three minerals that help prevent bone demineralization. Being low in sodium makes macadamia nuts a suitable diet choice for those with high blood pressure. Macadamia nuts are safe when taken in moderate amounts (e.g. 3 or 4 a day). Excess intake can instead cause allergies and high blood pressure.