ALL ABOUT CASHEW NUTS

Cashews are truly an international nut, they are grown widely in both northern and southern
hemisphere. Cashew trees are supremely adapted to hot lowland areas with a pronounced dry season, that’s why Nigeria, India and Vietnam are top producing countries of cashew nuts.

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CLASSIFICATIONS OF CASHEWS

The cashew kernels are obtained by cleaning, shelling, drying, peeling, grading, and packing the raw nuts. Through out this process, cashew nuts are sorted into many grades depending on shape, size and color.

WHITE

White, pale ivory or light ash in color.

SCORCHED

have a slight brown color due to longer roasting, they have all the other characteristics of white kernels and have the same nutritional values.

WHOLE

Whole kernels of cashews are classified based on the number of kernels per pound.

180 - The largest size, also known as “The King of cashew”

210 - Commonly known as the name “Jumbo”

240 - The third largest size

320 - The most popular size and highest in terms of availability

450 - The smallest and lease expensive

BROKEN

Including butts, splits and pieces, which are priced lower than wholes, are ideal for cooking, and great as ingredients for delicacies and savory snacks.

Splits

Kernels with two half splits in vertical way

Butts

Kernels with two half splits in horizontal way.

Pieces

Broken pieces of kernels

CASHEW NUT BENEFITS

Cashews are very nutritious and are a powerhouse of proteins and essential mineral

1 ounce of cashews provide our body with

  • 81.8g Magnesium (20% DV)

  • 166mg Phosphorous (17% DV)

  • 0.6mg Copper (36% DV)

  • 2.2g Monounsaturated fat

  • 6.7g Polyunsaturated fat

Prevent Heart Diseases

Cashews are a good source of healthy dietary fats, which are essential for our body to absorb the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and vitamin K and produce fatty acids that are vital for the development of the brain and blood clotting. These healthy fats include monounsaturated fats (MUFA) and polyunsaturated fats (PUFA). They are good for the heart and help reduce bad cholesterol (LDL cholesterol) if consumed in appropriate amounts, even in diabetics.


Healthy Muscles & Nerves

Cashews are a good source of magnesium, which helps maintain blood pressure, boost the immune system, maintain the nerve function, and keep the bones strong. It also is involved in metabolic functions, influences the insulin activity and regulates the blood sugar levels of the body.


Promote Formation of red blood cell

Cashews are rich in copper, which helps in the metabolism of iron, aids in the formation of red blood cells (RBC), and helps in keeping the bones and immune system healthy. It is also vital for the nervous and skeletal system of the body.


Boost Bone & Oral Health
Cashews provide phosphorus, which is essential for the healthy development of teeth and bones. Phosphorus also aids in protein synthesis, absorption of carbohydrates and fats, and the maintenance of cellular health.

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