We’re passionate about Macadamias!
Torere Macadamias are so passionate about macadamias they have developed a 10-year NZ Macadamia Industry Growth Strategy (2018-2029) to increase organic growing of macadamias from 10ha in 2018 to 1000ha in 2029. They look forward to extending and sharing this journey with you.
The Torere Macadamias team lovingly grows the macadamia plants, tends the macadamia orchards, harvests, processes and markets what we believe are New Zealand’s premium organic macadamia nut kernel and macadamia products.
Torere Macadamias are committed to caring and protecting their land, environment and bees to ensure their macadamia orchard grows the best organic macadamia nuts with pure, healthy wholesome tastes and textures that customers love, view product testimonials.
Torere Macadamias has the largest macadamia nursery in New Zealand and supply 95% of the Home Garden and Commercial macadamia plant market with superior quality plants. To ensure the macadamia plants and nursery is a safe, healthy environment for staff and visitors they do not use fungicides or pesticides. They are also committed to using natural sustainable growing techniques using the moon phases to grow healthy plants, view tree testimonials.
Passion backed by Science!
Torere Macadamias international reputation for having the biggest and best tasting macadamias in the world, now has science validation for having the highest nutritional composition.
Six of Torere Macadamias best varieties were chosen after 35 years of research for analysis of their nutritional composition by Plant and Food Research in 2022 and funded by High Value Nutrition National Science Challenge. The results showed significantly higher concentrations of Vitamin C, B6 and Selenium than imported macadamias. High concentrations of other micro-nutrients include manganese, magnesium and dietary fibre; low in sodium and free from trans fatty acids.
This nutrition data has achieved a first in NZ and will be published in the NZ Food Composition Database for inclusion on NZ macadamia Nutrition Info Panels (NIP), replacing the existing Australian nutrition data on NZ macadamia food labels.
The nutrition results are so unique and significant that Plant and Food Research are conducting research in 2023 to identify how and why and to replicate Torere Macadamias growing conditions and environment for all their new growers to achieve the same high nutrition results.
Together Plant and Food Research and Torere Macadamias will develop the NZ template for growing Torere Macadamia varieties to replace existing data that is currently based on the old NZ picking varieties or on overseas grown macadamias.
The high concentration of nutrients found in the Torere Macadamia kernels are also expected in high concentrations in the husks and shells. The Reddit Institute has a 2-year research project approved for a PHD student to start in 2023. Functional food and high value oil extraction from the husks and shells add to Torere Macadamias future product development range.