April 05, 2010

OAT Guatemala: Macadamia Nut Plantation

Lawrence Gottschamer and Emilia Aguirre founded the Valhalla Experimental Station ( http://www.exvalhalla.net/ ) in 1985 to produce robust macadamia nuts sustainably.  Their son conducted our tour, describing why Guatemala macadamia nuts are superior to all others.

We saw how a tire was incorporated into the shelling apparatus.
Quality control, Sorting and Bagging
Most of us took advantage of the free macadamia nut oil head massage and food samples.  The chocolate covered macadamia nuts and cardamom were heavenly!

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