Life changing cashew recipes
Cashews also make spectacular nut butter and a fantastic addition to salads, baked goodies and stir fries.
Ever tried cashew cream? By soaking the cashews, flipping on the food processor and adding in any flavor you want the nuts to take on, such as roasted red peppers, garlic or basil, you have a smooth, creamy condiment that can take your favorite recipes to the next level (like we said, life changing!).
Same goes for nutritious cashew milk in your granola, oatmeal or a cold glass with fresh baked cookies.
Heart-protective monosaturated fats
Cashews have a lower fat content than most other nuts.* Approximately 82% of their fat is unsaturated fatty acids, plus about 66% of this unsaturated fatty acid content are heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, similar to those found in olive oil, according to the USDA.*
Cashews are also high in magnesium and a good source of protein and iron, as stated in the USDA nutrition facts for a one-cup serving.*
Cashew nuts are actually seeds that adhere to the bottom of the cashew apple, the fruit of the cashew tree, which is native to the coastal areas of northeastern Brazil. Cashews are special not only in taste and premium, but because they're harvested by hand.