About Cashew Nuts Raw Organic
Native to South America, the cashew tree was introduced to India by the Portuguese, and is now grown in many other tropical parts of the world. The cashew tree produces cashew apples, small red-yellow false fruit with a cashew nut dangling off the base (the true fruit of the cashew tree is a much smaller drupe that acts as a receptacle for the cashew nut.) Although the cashew seed is called a nut, it’s not a true nut—true nuts come from fruits with a single seed and a hard shell that does not split open upon reaching maturity. As the cashew nut is difficult to extract from its hard shell, and the shell contains powerful irritant substances, the nut is commonly sold shelled.
Our cashew nuts come from Tanzania. They are entirely harvested and processed there. Cracking and sorting the cashews in Tanzania is not only better for the environment, but also contributes to the employment of local Tanzanians. The cashew nuts in-shell are collected and transported to the local factory. There, the shell is removed with heat and the nuts sorted based on their size. All the nuts are sorted manually and that is pretty unique.
Cashews are high in calories (100 g – 553 calories) so be mindful when you open up the jar with them! Although they bring plenty of calories they are rich in “heart-friendly” mono-unsaturated fatty acids, high in protein and abundant source of essential minerals (manganese, potassium, copper, iron, magnesium, zinc and selenium). Cashew nuts are also an excellent source for antioxidants. Eating 18 cashew nuts a day already provides you with the recommended daily consumption of antioxidants.
Storage and shelf life
Store cashews in a cool, dry, airtight container, away from the sunlight and heat
Cashews, when stored properly, will keep their taste and texture for 1 month. For longer storage, keep them in an airtight container in the fridge up to 6 months or in the freezer up to 1 year.
Shipping and delivery
The product is available for delivery and pick up from our store in de Pijp.
The product is delivered in recycled paper bags.
Nutritional Value per 100 g
Energy 572 Kcal
Protein (g) 18.22
Fat (g) 43.85 (Saturated: 8.53, Mono-unsaturated: 24.93, Poly-unsaturated: 8.76)
Carbohydrates (g) 27.41 (Sugars: 9.95)
Dietary fibre (g) 4.62
Salt (g) 0,064
Mineral (mg) (Calcium (Ca): 200.1, Sodium (Na): 25.4, Iron (Fe): 3.7, Potassium (K): 551.5)
Allergens: Nuts (-derivatives)
This product contains tree nuts. May also contain traces of allergens due to possible cross-contamination.
How to use
Cashews are protein-packed and great for snacking. Try them roasted with rosemary, brown sugar/ maple syrup, and salt, or try your own salty, sweet, or spicy seasoning. Roasted and raw cashews make an excellent nut butter.
Chop cashew nuts to add a nice textural component to salads, stir-fries and fried rice. Add them to muesli and granola, energy bars, smoothie blends or acai bowls. You can even substitute cashews with pine nuts in the famous Italian sauce pesto, and peanuts in satay sauce for a different touch.
Flavor Pairings: Chicken, sweetcorn, rosemary, black pepper, chili, smoked paprika, rice.
Other interesting information
Cashew nuts are not actually a nut. They are the seed of the cashew apple. Many people avoid nuts when dieting due to their calorie count. However, cashew nuts, and other nuts, are packed with protein and healthy fats and other important minerals. And they can be a healthy way to prevent satisfy cravings.