Cashews are one of the most decadent and fatty nuts. They provide a smooth and creamy texture to raw desserts and cheeses, a sweet and delicious mouth feel to stir fries, and make an absolutely amazing nut butter.
Benefits: The healthy fats in nuts, especially monounsaturated fats which are high in cashews, are heart healthy and protective along with the antioxidants found in them. The high amount of Copper in cashews is great for antioxidant defense, iron utilization, and bone and tissue development.The Magnesium found in cashews is also vital for health bones and helps regulate nerve and muscle tone and relaxation. There is also evidence that consuming cashews or other nuts may help prevent gallstones.
How To Use: Cashews are one of the best nuts for dairy free/vegan/ raw desserts because of their creamy texture and slightly sweet flavor, as well as light color. You can make great cheeses, cheesecakes, sauces, dips, nut butters, and milks with cashews. Plus, they make a fantastic snack by the handful, in trail mixes, or a lovely addition to ethnic cuisines.
Nutrition Facts: Servings Size: 1/4 cup
- Calories: 221
- Protein: 7.2 grams
- Fats: 17.6 grams
- Carbohydrates: 13.2 grams
- Fiber: 1.2 grams
- Copper: 97.7% DV
- Phosphorus: 33.8% DV
- Manganese: 33% DV
- Magnesium: 29.2% DV
- Zinc: 21% DV
**It’s best to store seeds in the fridge or freezer to keep them from going rancid, but fine to keep in the pantry if you will be using them within a month or two!