Nutritional Benefits of our Products
MACADAMIA NUTRITIONAL FACTS:
Macadamias are rich in macadamia oil, which is very stable and contains high levels of the nutritionally important monounsaturated fatty acids. They contain no cholesterol.
A typical composition is as follows:
Natural oil 75.0 %
Protein 9.0 %
Carbohydrate 9.3 %
Moisture 1.5 %
Mineral Matter 1.6 %
Fibre 2.0 %
The kernel contains Vitamins Al, BI, B2, Niacin and essential elements such as Calcium, Iron, Phosphorus, Magnesium and Potassium.
A diet enriched by macadamias actually lowered harmful blood cholesterol in participating patients. The research concluded that eating 6-20 macadamia nuts per day actually lowered harmful blood cholesterol by 7% and triglycerides by 25% when compared with a high complex carbohydrate diet.
An increased blood cholesterol level is still considered one of the major risk factors in the development of cardiovascular disease. It is recognized that one of the dietary factors contributing most to an increased blood cholesterol level is the type of dietary fat consumed. A high intake of saturated fat (typical Western diet) contributes to increased blood cholesterol while a higher proportion of monounsaturated and poly-unsaturated fats (such as in Macadamias) appears to protect against cardiovascular disease by lowering total cholesterol and increasing the HDL-cholesterol (good cholesterol).
COFFEE NUTRITIONAL FACTS:
Coffee contains no cholesterol, slightly less than a milligram of sodium, and less than one tenth of a gram of carbohydrates and total fats. Adding either milk or sugar to coffee, of course, will increase the fat count to at least one gram, depending on the type of milk used.
Also the sodium content rises to 70 milligrams while the total carbohydrates are more than 15 grams, again depending upon the actual type of milk and sweetener used.
Nutrition facts for coffee based on one cup (8 fl oz) (237 g) brewed from grounds with plain tap water and with no creamers or sugars added, starting with the main and most familiar component, caffeine.
The Average Caffeine Content in Various Types of Coffee
Brewed: 80 to 135 mg | Decaf, brewed: 3 to 4 mg | Decaf, instant: 2 to 3 mg | Drip coffee: 115 to 175 mg | Espresso: 100 mg | Instant: 65 to 100 mg
Nutrition Facts for Coffee - Proteins and Amino Acids in Plain Coffee
Many people are rather surprised to learn that coffee contains certain proteins and amino acids. Most of them are in trace amounts and are equal to less than one percent of the Percent Daily Values (%DV) as established by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The various proteins and amino acids present within coffee are:
- Alanine: 7.1 mg
- Arginine: 2.4 mg
- Aspartic acid: 11.9 mg
- Cystine: 4.7 mg
- Glutamic acid: 47.4 mg
- Glycine: 9.5 mg
- Histidine: 4.7 mg
- Isoleucine 4.7 mg
- Leucine 11.9 mg
- Lysine: 2.4 mg
- Phenylalanine: 7.1 mg
- Proline: 9.5 mg
- Serine: 2.4 mg
- Threonine 2.4 mg
- Tyrosine: 4.7 mg
- Valine: 7.1 mg
Nutrition Facts for Coffee - Vitamins and Minerals in Coffee
An equally surprising fact about the nutritional content of coffee is that it's said to be one of the best sources of antioxidants, even more than red wine or tea. Red wine or tea are two beverages that have long been known for their cancer fighting qualities and purported abilities to reduce the risk of heart disease.
These vitamins are within plain, ordinary coffee: Choline: 6.2 mg, Folate: 4.7 mcg, Niacin: 0.5 mg, Vitamin K: 0.2 mcg, Pantothenic acid: 0.6 mg, and Riboflavin: 0.2 mg.
Although most of the vitamins are only trace amounts, the amount of Riboflavin is actually equal to 11% of the %DV, while Pantothenic acid is at six percent, and Thiamin and Niacin both are at two percent. Certain minuscule amounts of lipids and fatty acids are also present in coffee with the total Omega-6 fatty acid content being at 2.4 mg per cup.
In learning more about the nutrition facts for coffee, scientists have also discovered that it contains trace amounts of these minerals: Calcium: 4.7 mg, Fluoride: 215 mcg, Magnesium: 7.1 mg, Manganese: 0.1 mg, Phosphorus: 7.1 mg, Potassium: 116 mg and Sodium: 4.7 mg.
Nutrition Facts for Coffee - Calories in Coffee
The calories in coffee without any additives are 2.4, calories from carbohydrates 1.0, calories from fat 0.4, and calories from protein 1.0.
CITRUS NUTRITIONAL FACTS:
Oranges, grapefruit and tangerines are loaded with vitamin C (also known as ascorbic acid). In fact, one orange provides more than a full day's supply of vitamin C! Vitamin C is one of the most powerful antioxidants acting as a scavenger to neutralize harmful elements naturally occurring within the body and helps fight cell and tissue damage that could lead to disease.
Vitamin C also helps the body fight infection and may reduce risk of diseases, such as cancer. In fact, one report shows that people with low vitamin C intake (less than 50 mg/day) appeared to have approximately twice the cancer risk, compared to people with higher (greater than 100 mg/day) vitamin C intake.
Vitamin C makes a body grow! It helps babies grow and build strong bones and teeth. And, it helps the expecting mom's body absorb iron.
Oranges, grapefruit and tangerines contain fiber, which can help lower cholesterol and assist with digestion and elimination. Also, according to the World Cancer Research Fund and American Institute for Cancer Research, diets high in fiber possibly decrease the risk for cancer of the colon, rectum, breast, and pancreas.
AVOCADO NUTRITIONAL FACTS:
Contrary to what most people think, avocado is a fruit, not a vegetable.
They are one of the best sources of monounsaturated fat, the fat known to lower artery clogging LDL cholesterol and raise heart-healthy HDL cholesterol. A few slices of avocado also contain folate, one of the B vitamins that helps promote healthy cell and tissue development. They also have potassium which helps the electrical balance important for nerve construction.
Other nutrients include Vitamin E, lutein, and beta-sitosterol. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps neutralize free radicals
Avocados contain 81 micrograms of the carotenoid lutein, which some studies suggest may help maintain healthy eyes.
Avocados are included in Fruits & Veggies-More Matters™ consumer educational program to promote increased consumption of fruits and vegetables for good health.
Avocados contribute nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and beneficial plant compounds that can contribute to the nutrient quality of your diet.
Avocados, due to their mono and polyunsaturated fat content, are a healthy substitution for foods rich in saturated fat.
One-fifth of a medium avocado (1 oz) has 50 calories and contributes nearly 20 vitamins and minerals making it a good nutrient choice.
Avocados contain 76 milligrams beta-sitosterol in a 3-oz serving of avocado. Beta-sitosterol is a natural plant sterol which may help maintain healthy cholesterol levels.