Did you know that at harvesting, cashews are surrounded by a double shell that contains a potent skin irritant related to poison ivy? This is removed as part of the processing method, which added to the fact that each fruit only grows one cashew, leads to their relatively high price.
However, you should once in a while make a little sacrifice and include cashews in your diet.
Are you wondering why? Well, let’s get into it.
Cashew Nuts are a natural source of Fibre, Protein, Pantothenic Acid and Biotin. Also they serve as a natural, excellent source of Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Iron, Copper, Zinc, Manganese, Selenium, Thiamine (Bl), Vitamin B6 and Folic Acid.
Wow! So many fancy health terms and if you are a little confused, that’s what exactly cashews help with:
In case you think plain cashew nuts are boring, here are some tips on how to eat them:
- Cashews work amazing when combined with almonds as their nutrients complement each other well. Their Amino Acid profile is quite balanced, making them a good protein snack.
- Cashews taste great mixed with chopped apricots and added to rice. Add some turmeric and paprika to spice it up even more.
- Another option is to serve them lightly toasted with a pinch of sea salt and black pepper as a party snack.
- Add the nuts to your oatmeal, smoothie or salad.