Organic Cashews Whole 1kg


Organic Cashews Whole 1kg

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Country of Origin: India


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    Delicately sweet yet crunchy and delicious cashew nut is packed with energy, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins that are essential for robust health. Cashew, or "caju" in Portuguese, is one of the popular ingredients in sweet as well savoury dishes worldwide.

    Cashew nuts, a richly sweet product of the cashew tree, have gained popularity in North America and Europe not only for their succulent flavour but for health benefits, too. Whether roasted, salted, sugared or covered in chocolate, the cashew nut, often used as a flavourful complement to appetizers, main dishes and deserts, packs a mix of nutrients and minerals not found in many common foods.

    Cashew nuts, native to equatorial South America, are actually seeds, found growing on the end of the cashew apple, an edible and nutrient rich South American treat that is too fragile to export to North America or Europe .

    Also known by the botanical name Anacardium occidentale, the cashew is a close relative of mangos, pistachios, poison ivy and poison oak. It was first introduced on a worldwide scale by Portuguese explorers in South America in the 16 th century, but international trade didn't take off until the 1920s.

    • Cashews are high in calories. 100g of nuts provide 553 calories. They are packed with soluble dietary fibre, vitamins, minerals and numerous health-promoting phyto-chemicals that help protect from diseases and cancers.
    • They are rich in "heart-friendly" mono-unsaturated fatty acids like oleic, and palmitoleic acids. These essential fatty acids help lower harmful LDL-cholesterol while increasing good HDL cholesterol in the blood. Research studies suggest that Mediterranean diet which is rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acids help to prevent coronary artery disease and strokes by favouring healthy blood lipid profile.
    • Cashew nuts are abundant sources of essential minerals. Minerals, especially manganese, potassium, copper, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium are concentrated in these nuts. A handful of cashew nuts a day in the diet would provide enough of these minerals and may help prevent deficiency diseases. Selenium is an important micronutrient, which functions as a co-factor for antioxidant enzymes such as Glutathione peroxidases, one of the most powerful antioxidants in the body. Copper is a cofactor for many vital enzymes, including cytochrome c-oxidase and superoxide dismutase (other minerals function as co-factors for this enzyme are manganese and zinc). Zinc is a co-factor for many enzymes that regulate growth and development, gonadal function, digestion, and DNA (nucleic acid) synthesis.
    • Cashews are also good in many essential vitamins such as pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), pyridoxine (vitamin B-6), riboflavin, and thiamin (vitamin B-1). 100 g nuts provide 0.147 mg or 32% of daily-recommended levels of pyridoxine. Pyridoxine reduces the risk of homocystinuria, and sideroblastic anaemia. Niacin helps prevent "pellagra" or dermatitis. Additionally, these vitamins are essential for metabolism of protein, fat, and carbohydrates at the cellular level.
    • Further, the nuts are also hold a small amount of zea-xanthin, an important pigment flavonoid antioxidant, which selectively absorbed into the retinal macula lutea in the eyes. It is thought to provide antioxidant and protective UV ray filtering functions and helps prevent age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) in the elderly.
    May contain nuts, celery, mustard or sesame seeds.

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    Organic Cashews Whole


    Typical value Per serving (1kg) Per 100g
    Energy Content (kcal) 553
    Vitamin E (mg) 5.31
    Vitamin K (mcg) 4.1
    Vitamin C (mg) 0.5
    Thiamin (mg) 0.423
    Riboflavin (mg) 0.058
    Niacin (mg) 1.062
    Pantothenic acid (mg) 0.864
    Potassium (mg) 660
    Calcium (mg) 37
    Phosphorus (mg) 593
    Magnesium (mg) 292
    Iron (mg) 6.68
    Zinc (mg) 5.78
    Copper (mg) 2.195
    Manganese (mg) 1.655
    Selenium (mcg) 19.9

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