The most versatile of all the nuts, packed with nutrients and a smooth creamy texture that works in sweet or savoury dishes. Cashew nuts are delicately sweet yet crunchy and packed with energy, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins that are essential for robust health. Cashew nuts are one of the popular ingredients in sweet as well savory dishes worldwide and used in so many healthy and raw food recipes.
Cashew nuts are rich essential minerals especially manganese, potassium, copper, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium are concentrated in these nuts. A handful of cashew nuts a day in your diet would provide enough of these minerals and may help prevent deficiency diseases. Cashew nuts are rich in selenium which is one of the most powerful antioxidants in the body, copper which is a cofactor for many vital enzymes, and Zinc which is necessary for many enzymes that regulate growth and development, and good digestion.
Compared to many other nuts, Cashew nuts are very soft and creamy which is why they work so well in sweet and savoury dishes. Cashews can be enjoyed as a snack as they are, or they can be eaten salted or sweetened. Cashews are nutty yet pleasantly sweet in taste and can be added as a garnish in various kinds of sweets and desserts.
They are particularly useful in raw food recipes as they require a very quick soaking time. 2 hours compared to overnight for some nuts! They can then be made into a cashew cream in a high speed processor to make raw vegan cheesecakes, raw lasagna, nut milks, and even vegan nut cheese. Cashew are incredibly versatile and their softness and buttery texture makes them the most adaptable nut for most recipes. They can of course also be made into a nut butter too...which you can add to sauces, mix into ice cream and even spread on toast. Go Cashew nuts!!
Per 28g serving:
All figures are approximate and can vary.
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