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Cashews

Our Cashews 101 is everything you need to know about cashews. From nutrition, health benefits, and how to use cashews!

Cashews are native to Central America, the Caribbean, and northern South America, including northeastern Brazil. Raw cashews provide in total fats, 36% DV of protein, 13% DV of dietary fiber, and 11% DV of carbohydrates. (1)
They’re also a good source of copper, magnesium, and manganese — nutrients important for energy production, brain health, immunity, and bone health. (2) And let’s not forget about antioxidants that may help reduce inflammation and offer protection from disease.

Nutrient Profile

1 Ounce (28 grams) of raw unroasted cashews contains:

  • Fiber: 1 gram
  • Protein: 5 grams
  • Fat: 12 grams 
  • Carbs: 9 grams

Benefits of Cashews

There are many things you can make with cashews. Many are finding healthier alternatives such as using cashews to make a dairy-free cheese or even as a crumb crust for a tart. Here are other options you can make and use with cashews:

  • Nutrient-dense and rich in unsaturated fats.
  • Low in sugar and high in fiber.
  • Copper helps with brain development, energy production, and a strong immune system.
  • Rich source of antioxidants.
  • Help prevent blood sugar spikes and protect against Type 2 Diabetes.
  • Reduces the risk of strokes.
  • Low in carbohydrates.




What you can make with Cashews

There are many things you can make with cashews. Many are finding healthier alternatives such as using cashews to make a dairy-free cheese or even as a crumb crust for a tart. Here are other options you can make and use with cashews:

  • Nut Butter
  • Nut Milk
  • Tart/Pie Crust 
  • Cheese
  • Nut/Granola Bars
  • Cookies
  • Baked Goods
  • Garnishing for salads, yogurts, and etc.

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