Candlenut is actually a nut of a flowering tree in the genus Aleurites belonging to the family Euphorbiaceae. They are a relative of Macadamia nuts and resemble them in appearance and in texture. Candlenut have a hard furrowed shell and the nuts are yellow, waxy, and brittle, much like their Macadamia cousins. It is native to Indo-Malaysia region. It is grown in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world such as Malaysia, Indonesia as well as some parts of Australia. They are frequently used in Malaysian and Indonesian cuisines. Candlenut should not be eaten raw as it is mildly toxic.