Cashew Facts You need to Know!

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Did you know?

Cashew nuts are native to Brazil but made their way to India in 1560 through the Portuguese sailors and thereafter spread throughout Asia. There are subtle variations in texture and flavour depending on where they're grown. 

Sri Lankan Cashews are known for their distinct and unique milky flavour and are perfect for curry, deserts and adding natural flavouring such as chilli or cinnamon.

Roasted Cashews from the Nuttery

One ounce (28 grams) of raw Cashews have:

  • Calories: 157
  • Protein: 5 grams
  • Fat: 12 grams
  • Carbs: 9 grams
  • Fiber: 1 gram
  • Copper: 67% of the Daily Value (DV)
  • Magnesium: 20% of the DV
  • Manganese: 20% of the DV
  • Zinc: 15% of the DV
  • Phosphorus: 13% of the DV
  • Iron: 11% of the DV

Copper, Magnesium and Manganese are important nutrients for brain health, immunity, bone health and produce energy to power through your day.

They're an Antioxidant Powerhouse!

Cashews are rich in antioxidants and contain Vitamins E and K. Antioxidants help fight aging, illnesses and fight reactions in your body that could damage cells. The type of antioxidants found in cashews may also help to reduce inflammation (or swelling) in your body.

Want to lose those extra pounds?

Devilled Cashews | The NutteryOur Cashews are rich in fiber and protein. This can help reduce hunger and increase feeling full. Some researches has also found that raw cashews have very few calories. Nut-rich diets, like the Meditteranean Diet, have been linked to greater weight loss and overall lower body weight than nut-free diets. All these qualities put together give you an ideal formula to help reduce excess weight and follow a low calorie or high protein diet.

All things health

Cholesterol

There is both good (HDL) and bad cholesterol in your bodies (LDL). High levels of bad Cholesterol can build up in your blood vessels and eventually lead to a heart attack.

Good Cholesterol helps remove other types of cholesterol in your bloodstream. Higher levels of Good Cholesterol are connected to lower risk of heart disease.

Cashews are known to increase good cholesterol.

Heart health

Nut-rich diets have shown to be beneficial to heart health and lower the risk of diseases such as stroke. Cashews are also rich in unsaturated fats which are linked to a lower risk of heart disease.

Studies have shown that those with type 2 diabetes who consumed 10% of their daily calories from cashews had lower LDL (bad) cholesterol to HDL (good) cholesterol ratio than those who did not eat any cashews. This ratio is considered as a sound indication of good heart health. 

Type 2 Diabetes

This high fiber, low sugar food helps prevent blood sugar spikes which is believed to protect against type 2 diabetes. This could protect against the development of this disease. 

Healthy Snacking or Exotic Dishes?

Cashews make for an easy portable snack that you can munch on while at the office or while working from home. Roasted and flavoured cashews with a side of 100% natural bee honey would give your charcuterie board that edge and variety of flavour. Their rich creamy texture is excellent for healthy nut butters andDevilled Cashews | The Nuttery substitutes for heavy cream and a perfect addition to a vegan diet!

They are a crucial ingredient in our much cherished ‘Love Cake’ and the unique ‘Sri Lanka Rich Cake’ They can be sprinkled on your salads, make easy and healthy granola bars at home, nutty cakes and bread and add them when stir frying or simply curry it up with some exotic coconut milk and spices! Milk and Dark Chocolate coated cashews are the perfect snack to satisfy the nutty chocoholic in you!


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