"That's about it for the..." Kealakekua Off The Beaten Path Tip by pjallittle

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That's about it for the harvesting and collection, now they go to the processing plant. This setup is like a dairy farm, a large group of growers are selling their crops to another party who processes them to a certain stage and that is then passed up the line to the various big name macadamia nut candy/snack producers and finally reach the marketplace.

You are all now certified Macadamia experts. The graduate student will already know that the macadamia nut trees were not endemic to Hawaii.

There will also be those who attempt to give credit for the macadamia nut industry to the Scot John Macadam who established the process for street surfacing.
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The name Macadamia was placed on these trees by a pair of botanists in Queensland, Australia, in honor of a Dr Macadam. The Macadam in Scotland was long dead before Macadamia nuts were first developed as a commercial product. The Australian aboriginals were familiar with and enjoyed these nuts long before the trees were'discovered' and we all know that there is nothing on Earth that qualifies as present until a White Britisher finds it. One of them 'discovered' Owayhee, as it was referred to then. Guess the original Hawaiians were relieved to find that they were given the status of existing. We have seen the Memorial to that most famous of British explorers.
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Nearby Kealekekua is the little town of Captain Cook.

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  • Written Oct 4, 2002
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