Cashews

What are cashews?

The seed that grows on the end of the cashew apple – a yellow, pear-shaped fruit from the tropical cashew tree. It’s technically a seed.

Why are cashews good for me?

If you’re looking to increase your intake of protein and heart-healthy fats, cashews are your nut. They are a great source of plant protein, containing approximately 8 grams of protein per ¼ cup, and are loaded with monounsaturated fats, which are linked to a lower risk of heart disease. Not only that but they are really high in copper, which plays a role in the development of bone and connective tissue.

How do I use cashews?

I couldn’t live without cashews because they’re so versatiles. Not only are they great for putting in oatmeal, yogurt or cookies for some crunch, but they can be blended up into cashew butter, put into pie crusts, or soaked and pureed into savory dairy-free cheese sauces, sweet desserts like ice cream and cream cheese or made into cashew milk.

What kind of cashews should I buy?

Try to buy raw, unsalted cashews. This way they’re more versatile in recipes and you can control your salt consumption. I always buy NOW Foods Raw Organic Cashews


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