Blended to make a wonderful sweet alternative to peanut butter or almond butter, this nut is actually a kidney shaped seed that is part of a fruit on the cashew tree. Cashews contain copper, manganese, tryptophan, magnesium, and phosphorus, as well as heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. These fats contain the same heart-healthy oleic acid found in olive oil that’s especially healthful for diabetics. Copper plays a role in the flexibility of our blood vessels, bones, and joints. The magnesium also helps build strong bones and helps regulate nerves (therefore lowering blood pressure). Although nuts are calorically dense, studies show that those who consume a reasonable serving of nuts a day are less likely to gain weight. Toss in raw cashews for a creamy addition to your NutriBlast.
Always buy raw! You may buy packaged cashews or purchase in bulk. Like with almonds, avoid shriveled pieces and smell to check for rancidity. Store in a tightly sealed container. They will keep for six months in the refrigerator and a year in the freezer.
Calcium 1.1% Iron 10.5%
Vitamin D 0.0% Vitamin E 0.9%
Vitamin K 12.1% Thiamin 8.0%
Riboflavin 1.0% Niacin 1.5%
Vitamin B-6 5.9% Folate 1.8%
Vitamin B-12 0.0% Panto. acid 2.5%
Phosphorus 16.8% Magnesium 20.7%
Zinc 10.9% Selenium 8.1%
Copper 31.2% Manganese 23.5%