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Kernel Products

We produce a wide range of macadamia kernel products for the wholesale market, including kernel, paste and oil.

Kernel Products

Macadamia kernel is one of the most versatile of the tree nut kernels and comes in a variety of sizes and shapes to suit particular applications. These are known in the industry as Styles. Depending on the use, kernel can be supplied in three grades from Super Premium through Premium and finally Commercial.

Kernel Styles

Style 0 is a large whole kernel (generally 20mm or over) used primarily in premium quality snack products.

Style 1 and 1S are whole kernels (generally above 16mm and 14mm respectively) used primarily in snack products and also have some use in confectionery and as an ingredient in premium food products.

Style 2 and 3 are blends of whole and half kernels in various ratios that can be customised to suit a particular application or price point.

Style 4 are smaller half kernels and large pieces. Also used in a wide rage of snack and ingredient applications.

Style 4L (Large) are half kernels and the most versatile of the kernel styles. Used in a wide range of applications in snack products and as an ingredient in confectionery, cookies, cereals and cooking.

Style 5 to 7 are kernel pieces with Style 5 larger pieces and Style 7 smaller pieces. These styles are most commonly used as an ingredient in almost any application, including ice-cream, baked products, confectionery, cereals, health bars, salads and food service.

Kernel Applications 

Macadamias are not only delicious, with a smooth buttery taste, they are also extremely healthy. These two qualities make macadamias the perfect ingredient to almost any food product, in addition to instantly elevating the end product to a new level of healthy indulgence, and premium positioning and price.

Confectionery Ingredient

Everyone loves a chocolate coated nut and chocolate macadamias are the pinnacle of the class. Wholes, halves or even large kernel pieces are all suitable for chocolate coating, clusters or bars.

Macadamias are also the perfect ingredient for caramel and honey clusters.

Bakery Ingredient 

Macadamia cookies are undoubtedly the most popular of baked goods, but macadamia kernel will also lift any brownie, cake or pastry to a new level.

Small halves are ideal for large cookies and biscuits, while pieces are perfect for finer, smaller cookies, biscuits, granola bars and inclusion in cakes.

Ice Cream Ingredients 

Any ice cream product can be elevated to premium positioning by adding macadamia pieces.

Plain roasted or roasted and candy-coated macadamias make the perfect inclusion or topping.

Food Service and Home Cooking 

Half kernels are a great addition to salads, stir-fries and fish dishes.

Kernel pieces are perfect in desserts and as crumb coatings for beef, chicken and fish.

Snacks

Whole and half kernels or a blend of both make an indulgent and healthy snack. Delicious plain roasted, roasted and salted, honey roasted or roasted and flavoured.

Adding macadamias to any mixed nut or trail mix will lift the product to a premium position.

Kernel Flavouring and Value Adding

Apart from raw kernel, we can offer a wide range of kernel processing, flavouring, value adding and packaging options to suit your business and requirements:

Roasting, and Salting and Roasting  – roasting macadamias is an art form. We have more than 30 years of experience in roasting macadamias to perfection.  If your process requires roasted kernel as the input, we can reduce your costs and wastage by supplying roasted kernel from Level 1 to Level 5.

Flavouring – we offer a wide range of flavouring and coating from the ever popular honey roasted, to vanilla and more exotic flavours.

Retail Packaging  – if your requirement is for a ready-to-eat retail product we can offer a turn-key solution in either your own private label or our Marquis brand.

Simple or re-sealable pillow pack from 50g to 1,000g in a wide variety of material specifications.

Douy or stand-up pouches from 100g to 1,000g in any material specification.

Kernel Packaging

Bulk macadamia packs are supplied in a nitrogen-flushed, vacuum-sealed and laminated foil package for maximum shelf life.

Carton Net Weight11.34kg (25lbs) for Styles 1 to 410.00kg (22lbs) for Styles 5 to 7
Carton Gross Weight11.80kg (26lbs) for Styles 1 to 410.46kg (23lbs) for Styles 5 to 7
Carton Dimensions367mm x 200mm x 294mm (14.45in x 7.87in x 11.57in)
PackagingGas flushed, vacuum sealed laminated foil bag in a fibre board carton
StorageCool, dry area between 10-12oC (50-53.6oF)
Shelf Life24 months from date of packing
ContainerBetween 1,470 and 1,500 cartons per 20ft container
PalletThere are generally 88 cartons on a pallet