While filming a Macadamia Nut plantation during one of our Hawaii shoots, we discovered that... Macadamia Nuts are a tough nut to crack - it takes 300 lbs per square inch to break the macadamia nut shell. It is the hardest of all nut shells. It is because of this hard shell that regular nut crackers will NOT work.
Cut Nut (Barringtonia edulis) is a medium size evergreen tropical tree indigenous to the Pacific Islands of Vanuatu, Soloman Islands and Papua New Guinea. Fruit is 3-10cm long and graying green to puplish red in colour. The rather flavourless fruit is eaten either raw or cooked by the islanders