Cashews are the seed of the cashew apple, fruit of the anacardium, a tropical evergreen tree native to the North-East of Brazil but now widespread in many countries, especially in India, Vietnam, Nigeria.
Cashews: Benefits and Properties
Cashews contain less fat than other types of dried fruits. In addition, most of their fat consists of unsaturated fatty acids. They contain many vitamins, magnesium and potassium and are rich in copper. Prevent cancer
- They bring benefits to the heart
- Strengthen bones
- Fight migraines and cramps
- Prevent Gallstones
- Help in diets for weight control
- Improve digestion
- Maintain healthy gums and teeth
- Help improve sleep
- Fight free radicals
- Protect against macular degeneration
- Promote eye health
Cashews: In the kitchen
To be eaten raw as snacks, usually toasted and salted. They are also excellent for accompanying and making sweet and savory dishes (risottos, associated with white meat, shrimp, grilled or au gratin vegetables).
Ground they are used a lot to make pestos, they are very pleasant to add to salads, fruit salads, in muesli for breakfast.