Benefits of Cashew Nuts

Dec 02,2019 02:39:28 PM

Benefits of Cashew Nuts

The cashew nut grows at the bottom of an edible, pear-like fruit (cashew apple). Cashew nuts have a sweet, buttery flavor. You never see cashews for sale in the shell because between the outer and inner shells covering the nut is an extremely caustic oil that why at Superfood Lab we sell our Organic Raw Cashews shelled!


The outer shell must be roasted or burned off with the oil. The kernels are then boiled or roasted again, and a second shell is removed. Cashews are native to the Amazon region, and were introduced to India by the Portuguese in the 16th century. Today, India and East Africa are the world’s largest producers and hence we have delicious exotic recipes just for the cashews! Surprisingly, cashews contain zero cholesterol. All but a small amount of the fat in cashews is the good kind – oleic acid – found also in olive oil, which is the reason both are so good for you.