|Total Fat 44 g||67%|
|Saturated fat 8 g||40%|
|Potassium 660 mg||18%|
|Total Carbohydrate 30 g||10%|
|Dietary fiber 3.3 g||13%|
The cashew tree is a tropical evergreen tree that produces the cashew seed and the cashew apple pseudo fruit. The tree can grow as high as 14 m (46 ft). Cashews are commonly used in South Asian cuisine, whole for garnishing sweets or curries, or ground into a paste that forms a base of sauces for curries (e.g., korma), or some sweets (e.g., kaju barfi). It is also used in powdered form in the preparation of several Indian sweets and desserts. In Goan cuisine, both roasted and raw kernels are used whole for making curries and sweets. Cashews are also used in Thai and Chinese cuisines, generally in whole form.
Cashews help maintain a healthy heart. Cashews are full of monounsaturated fats, which are needed to to lower LDL cholesterol (AKA the bad kind) and raise HDL cholesterol (AKA the good kind).
Cashews are important for blood health. Copper deficiency can lead to anemia, a condition where a person’s red blood cell count is too low. One serving of cashews contains a lot of copper and some iron, which together help in the formation and utilization of red blood cells. Cashews can help manage weight. Cashews are good for the skin and hair. Cashews improve brain function. Cashews are good for bone health & eye health. Cashews help prevent migraine headaches. Cashews can help regulate thyroid function.