Cashew nuts a surprisingly sweet to taste and have a soft cruchiness that allows them to cook well in curries and blend well with a little liquid to mix into smoothies or make into a cashew cream. A good source of magnesium, phosphorus, copper and managnes, they are also very calorie dense and so make a high energy snack.
These are unroasted cashew nuts which are split into pieces.
Cashews a really unusual nut (strictly speaking a seed), as they grow outside of the main fruit of the tree and they are also extremely hard to extract from their shells. The process usually requires heat, and the outer casing can have a very caustic substance extracted from it which can be used in resin by the chemical industry. Better processing methods now mean there are less of these cheaper broken cashews (cashew pieces) available than previously.
Please note that it is hard to be sure that cashew nuts can be considered truly raw due to the heat used to shell them.
|Typical Values Per 100g|
|of which sugars (g)||6|
|of which saturates (g)||39|
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