Botanically, the cashew is an average size tropical evergreen tree belonging in the Anacardiaceae family; genus: Anacardium. Scientific name: Anacardium occidentale. The crunchy and delicious cashew nut contains energy, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins.
Packed with dietary fibre, vitamins, minerals and numerous health-promoting phyto-chemicals can aid in protection against cancer and diseases. They are high in calories; 100 g of nuts provide 553 calories. Great way to feel full for longer and prevent weight gain.
- They are considered to be ‘heart-friendly’ with mono-unsaturated-fatty acids like oleic and palmitoleic acids. Lowering harmful LDL-cholesterol and increasing good HDL cholesterol. Essential minerals such as, manganese, potassium, copper, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium are concentrated in these nuts. A handful of cashew nuts a day in the diet would provide enough of these minerals and may help prevent deficiency diseases. Selenium is an important micronutrient, which functions as a co-factor for antioxidant enzymes, one of the most powerful antioxidants in the body, Glutathione peroxidases.
- Cashews are also a good source of essential vitamins such as pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), pyridoxine (vitamin B-6), riboflavin, and thiamin (vitamin B-1). 100 g nuts provide 0.147 mg or 32% of daily-recommended levels of pyridoxine. Pyridoxine reduces the risk of homocystinuria, and sideroblasticanemia. Niacin helps prevent “pellagra” or dermatitis. Additionally, these vitamins are essential for metabolism of protein, fat, and carbohydrates at the cellular level.
- Product of Vietnam. Ingredients: Cashews.
Nutritional Information (per 100g serve):
-Energy – 2314KJ
-Protein – 18.2g
-Fat Total – 43.8g
-Fat Saturated – 7.8g
-Carbohydrates Total – 22.0g
-Sugars – 6.2g
-Sodium – 12mg
|Dimensions||17.0 × 6.5 × 23.5 cm|