Cashews are one of our most versatile nuts. They’re also one of the most unusual! Cashews are actually seeds that grow on the outside of cashew apples, the pulp of which is very juicy, but the skin is fragile.
Cashew kernels are packed full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytochemicals essential for the body as well as protein and healthy monounsaturated fats. Cashews contain antioxidants, and are naturally low in sugars and sodium. They are cholesterol free with a high energy density and significant amount of dietary fibre, both of which have a beneficial effect on weight management. Cashews also contain a number of vital minerals such as iron, zinc, manganese, copper and magnesium.