Healthy Food Database
A nut native to Brazil and the West Indies. Unlike most other nuts, cashews are never sold in the shells. Between the outer and inner shells surrounding the nut is an extremely caustic oil which is used in insecticides, brake linings, and rubber and plastic manufacture.
Can be bought raw, roasted and salted. From a health perspective it's best to buy them raw and roast them yourself. Buy them in small quantites from a store where you are assured a fast turnaround of produce.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
Tips & Tricks:
Roast your own cashews by placing them in a frying pan over a medium flame turning continually until they turn a golden colour.
One serve is approximately 10 nuts, or 15 grams of cashews.
Delicious added to stir-fries, curries or made into a cream by grinding in the food processor and mixing with soy milk and vanilla.
Nutrition per Per serve:
Monosaturated Fat , g:
Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*
* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.
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