The Super Fruit (Nut) of the Tropical Cashew Tree
Cashew nuts are actually the kidney-shaped seeds that adhere to the bottom of the cashew apple, the fruit of the cashew tree, which grows naturally in tropical climates. Our large whole organic raw cashews make for a wonderful heart-healthy snack. The delicately flavored cashew nut makes a delicious nut butter or a special addition to salads and stir-fry dishes.
Cashews are high in nutrition and as heart-healthy as olive oil
Cashews have a lower fat content than most other nuts, approximately 75% of their fat is unsaturated fatty acids, plus about 75% of this unsaturated fatty acid content is oleic acid, the same heart-healthy monounsaturated fat found in olive oil.
Studies show that oleic acid promotes good cardiovascular health, even in individuals with diabetes. Studies of diabetic patients show that monounsaturated fat, when added to a low-fat diet, can help to reduce high triglyceride levels. Triglycerides are a form in which fats are carried in the blood, and high triglyceride levels are associated with an increased risk for heart disease, so ensuring you have some monounsaturated fats in your diet by enjoying cashews is a good idea.
Cashews are rich in Magnesium which may support healthy insulin levels
Cashews are a source of magnesium. Magnesium may possibly support healthy blood pressure levels and is an important mineral for diabetics because it may support healthy insulin levels. Studies have also shown that people who have low magnesium levels are at higher risk of heart disease. Like calcium, magnesium plays an important role in building and maintaining bone health.
The health benefits of Cashews keep coming
Cashews are also a source of copper which is needed for maintaining healthy collagen, a substance that lines blood vessels and supports the skin and joints. Copper is also important for helping the body use iron and for production of melanin, the pigment that gives hair its color. Copper also aids in the absorption of Zinc which has a host of important health benefits, especially to males. Copper is a mineral that the body can't produce on its own so copper-rich foods such as cashews are required for good health.
Oh and not to mention, our organic large whole cashews are absolutely delicious.
Raw Organic Cashews (cashew fruit) are high in nutrition, including:
- Minerals: Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc
- Vitamins: Vitamin C, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B-6, Folate, Vitamin A (RAE), Vitamin E (Alpha), Vitamin D, Vitamin K
- Essential Fatty Acids- Omega 3 and omega 6
- Amino Acids: Tryptophan, Threonine, Alanine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Cystine, Phenylalanine, Tyrosine, Valine, Arginine, Histidine, Aspartic acid, Glutamic acid, Glycine, Proline, Serine
- Sterols: Campesterol, Stigmasterol, Beta-sitosterol
100% natural and minimally processed
This product is 100% natural and minimally processed. Taste, smell, texture, and color may vary from batch to batch.
Suggested Use: Eat by the handful or add to homemade trail mix.
Mixing suggestion: To increase flavor and nutritional profile combine with our 70% dark chocolate chips and organic shredded coconut.
Miscellaneous Facts about our Raw Organic Cashews
Certifications: USDA Certified Organic.
Ingredients: Raw Whole Cashews.
Botanical Name: Anacardium occidentale.
Other Names: Cashew Nut, Cashu, Caju, Cajou, Gajus, Maranon, Merey, Kaju, East Indian Almond, Anacardos.
Origin: Grown in Brazil. Packaged with care in Florida, USA.
How to Maintain Optimum Freshness
ZNaturalFoods.com offers our raw, whole organic cashews packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness.
Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency. We recommend keeping your raw whole organic cashews refrigerated.
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