You'll love our fresh and delicious organic raw cashews!
Once one of Brazil’s most delightful natives and now widely cultivated in Europe, Africa, and India, cashews are a delightfully nutritious snack. Cashews are bursting with powerhouse antioxidants, vitamins E, K, and B6 and minerals including copper, phosphorus, zinc, magnesium, iron, and selenium. Combined, these natural health boosters are essential for the body’s proper functioning and overall good health.
Delicately sweet and delicious, cashew nuts are crammed full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Research indicates including cashew nuts in your diet provides a range of health benefits including:
• Lower LDL (bad) cholesterol
• Reduced incidences of cardiovascular and coronary heart disease
• Healthier bones thanks to calcium and magnesium content
• Improved immune response due to antioxidants and copper
• Decrease risk of weight gain
• Prevent the formation of gallstones
Aside from having a lower fat content than other popular nuts, around 82 percent of cashews fat content is in the form of unsaturated fatty acids. Further, about 66 percent of this unsaturated fatty acid happens to be oleic acid heart-healthy monounsaturated fats similar to olive oil.
Key Nutrition Details
Cashews are a phenomenally rich source of nutrients. Come filled with an impressive range of nutritious benefits! A daily snack of 100grams contains the following nutrients (% Daily Recommended Intake):
• Energy: 28%
• Carbohydrates: 23%
• Protein: 32.5%
• Total Fat: 146%
• Dietary Fiber: 8.5%
• Vitamin E: 35%
• Vitamin K: 28%
• Pantothenic acid: 17%
• Pyridoxine: 32%
• Riboflavin: 4.5%
• Thiamin: 35%
• Folates: 6%
• Niacin: 6%
• Manganese: 72%
• Magnesium: 73%
• Copper: 244%
• Phosphorus: 17%
• Potassium: 14%
• Calcium: 4%
• Iron: 83.5%
• Selenium: 36%
• Zinc: 52.5%
There is no question cashews are an all-natural superfood jam packed with nutritious goodness making them perfect for staving off those cravings for unhealthy snacks.
Many people are unaware that cashews grow dangling beneath a fleshy stalk with the apple like fruit being used to make jams and juices. Five fun facts about cashew kernels are:
• As cashews grow out of apple-like fruit, technically they are seeds, not a nut
• Raw cashews are surrounded by a highly poisonous double shell, which contains urushiol a resin that can produce rashes and is toxic if ingested
• Raw cashews are a beautiful shade of green before the seed is roasted
• Cashews are related to pistachios, mangos and poison ivy. The poisonous part of the cashew is the same compound that makes poison ivy “poison”
• The cashew resin is used in the automotive industry to make brake linings and paints.
Organic vs. Conventional
Conventionally grown cashews require the use of pesticides. Due to their high fat and oil content, nuts and seeds act like miniature sponges for these agricultural chemicals. Unfortunately, these chemicals tend to permeate the shells and work their way into the food chain. These are potentially damaging to both our physical health and the environment. Organic cultivation does away with pesticides and other potentially harmful farming practices. By going organic, you are not only making a healthy choice but also supporting more sustainable farming.
Storage Tips & Shelf Life
Cashews have high levels of oleic acid and oil. Oleic acid extends cashews shelf life. However, the high oil content makes them perishable if not stored correctly. Store cashews in an airtight container in a cool, dry place to avoid absorbing food odors. Refrigerated cashews can last up to eight months. Cashews can also be frozen for 12-24 months.
Enjoying Your Organic Cashews
Cashews are a fundamental part of any Paleo or vegan diet. Enjoy them on their own as a snack or include them in sweet and savoury dishes. Halved or chopped cashews bring Asian stir-fries, curries, and noodles to life and they are especially good added to beef, chicken or prawn recipes. Cashew nuts make delicious additions to salads, deserts, and even ice cream!
|Ingredients||Certified organic raw cashews|
|Allergens||Tree nuts, packaged in the same facility as peanuts, milk, sesame, soy.|
|Country of Origin||Africa, Brazil, India, Vietnam|