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Macadamia

Australian genus of trees in the family Proteaceae; grown commercially for their fruits (Macadamia, Australian bush or Bopple Nut). The leaves and seeds contain cyanogenetic glycosides and are a potential cause of cyanide poisoning. Includes M. integrifolia, M. ternifolia, M. tetraphylla, M. whelanii.
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The company has developed DNA based testing methods that can detect and differentiate trace amounts of peanuts, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, almonds and Macademia nuts in all kinds of foods.
Sure, the name and the fruit could have been protected but the industry was tiny (less than $5 million at today's prices) and growers were aware that only three other major fruit and nuts were successfully domesticated in the 20th century-avocados, macademia nuts and blueberries.
Q SOMEONE told me Macademia nuts were named after John Macadam - the engineer who also gave his name to tarmac.
The skin of the tortoises will be decorated with carrot and radish seeds while the shells will be covered with Brazil and macademia nuts, black beans, cinnamon bark, montera leaves, sea grape leaves, and cobra leaves.