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About Cashew

Cashew nuts are a popular snack and food source. Cashews, unlike other oily tree nuts, contain starch to about 10% of their weight. This makes them more effective than other nuts in thickening water-based dishes such as soups, meat stews, and some Indian milk-based desserts. Many southeast Asian cuisines use cashews for this unusual characteristic, rather than other nuts.

The shell of the cashew nut is toxic, which is why the shell is removed before it is sold to consumers.

Cashew nuts are commonly used in Indian cuisine, whole for garnishing sweets or curries, or ground into a paste that forms a base of sauces for curries (e.g., korma), or some sweets (e.g., kaju barfi). It is also used in powdered form in the preparation of several Indian sweets and desserts. In Goan cuisine, both roasted and raw kernels are used whole for making curries and sweets.

Nutrition Facts About Cashew
Amount per 100 gms
Calories 553
Description % Daily Value
Total FAT 44 Gms

1. Saturated Fat 8 gms

2. Polysaturated fat 8 gms

3. Monosaturated Fat 8 gms

67%
40%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 12 mg  0%
Potassium 660 mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 30 gms

1.Dietary Fibre 3.3 gms

2. Sugar 6 gms

10%
13%
Protien 18 gms 36%
Vitamin A 0%
Calcium 3%
Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin B- 12 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Iron 37%
Vitamin B-6 20%
Magnesium 73%

*Per cent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.