• Making waves in macadamias, Premier Nut has recently launched a range of 3 different categories of value-add macadamia branded products, including Sutton Pressed, a cold pressed macadamia nut oil. 

    As a tribute to the company’s founders, Alan and Jeanette Sutton, Sutton Pressed pays homage to the founding family name. Alan and Jeanette have been integral to the macadamia nut industry for over 25 years and their deep-rooted knowledge and passion for the industry are undeniable. Their hard work and unwavering commitment has culminated in the establishment of over 17 macadamia nut farms spread across the lush, sub-tropical regions of Mpumalanga and Limpopo, along with an FSSC accredited macadamia drying and processing plant that is geared to export product all over the world. 

    Recognizing the potential to elevate their offerings, the addition of a value-add facility was naturally the next step, leading to the creation of Premier Nut. This venture not only honours their legacy but also sets them apart as pioneers and visionaries leading the global macadamia nut industry. 


    The Premier Nut facility is strategically located at the heart of the source nestled in between the macadamia orchards on one of group farms in Hazyview, Mpumalanga. This is where the so-called ‘magic happens.’ Every product is manufactured in-house allowing for complete control over the entire vertical supply chain, from farm to table. With its recent FSSC accreditation, the facility meets international manufacturing standards, ensuring the highest levels of food safety and quality, embodying the dedication and precision that the Suttons are renowned for.

    Premier Nut has adopted a clean label policy and only uses real natural ingredients in their products. Additives or artificial ingredients are strictly prohibited from their product ingredient lists ensuring that the natural quality and health benefits of the prized macadamia is upheld throughout the value chain. 


    Sutton Pressed, being no exception to this policy, is made in small batches using only one ingredient, macadamia nuts. One can confidently cook with the oil due to its inherently high smoke point – meaning that the nutritional benefits of the oil will be maintained at higher cooking temperatures. Speaking of nutritional benefits, macadamia oil has plenty, boasting a rich monounsaturated fat profile which can help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels. 

    The oil can also be attributed for its well-balanced ratio of essential omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids when compared to other oils, this is very important for brain function. The goodness doesn’t stop there, macadamia oil is packed with vitamin E, making it great for skin health by promoting skin repair and regeneration as well as providing antioxidant protection from environmental stressors. 

    Within the Premier Nut family, other notable brands include MacaPaste, a luscious creamy macadamia nut paste, and Snackadamia, a delectable selection of gourmet roasted and flavoured macadamia nuts. These esteemed brands grace the shelves of numerous retailers across South Africa, inviting consumers to indulge in the fine macadamia creations synonymous with Premier Nut.

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