Macadamia nuts are loved by many for their buttery taste and crisp light texture. Although macadamia nuts are high in fat, the healthy monounsaturated fats dominate their nutritional profile. Eating this type of fat has shown to reduce bad cholesterol (LDL) and raising good cholesterol (HDL). Macadamias are a good source of protein. The carbohydrates in macadamias include sugars, such as fructose, glucose, sucrose, and maltose. The carbohydrates supply the body with energy. Macadamias also contain fiber and antioxidants. Enjoy a handful (1 1/2oz) a day as a snack or use in your cooking and baking.