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Organic Cashew Pieces

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Raw and unroasted organic cashew kernel piecesCarefully harvested and processed by hand to preserve their natural goodnessPleasantly soft with a delicious nutty flavourGreat source of vitamin B1, iron, and zincPerfect versatile ingredient for plant-based dishes, desserts, and sauces
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Average Nutritional ValuesPer 100g
Energy2402kJ/ 578kcal
Fat42g
of which Saturates9.2g
Carbohydrate31g
of which Sugars15g
Fibre2.9g
Protein18g
Salt0.04g
Vitamin B10.63mg
Iron2.8mg
Zinc2.1mg

Burkina Faso and Vietnam

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Organic Cashew Pieces

From Seed to Snack

Cashew pieces are about as good as it gets when it comes to taste, texture and nutrition. Loved around the world for their pleasantly crunchy texture and delicious, subtle flavour, Cashews are a premium nut that is often the most treasured prize in blended mixes and cereals.

Cashews are the seed of the cashew tree, which grows up to 14 metres and takes three years to start producing seeds. Cashew trees produce beautiful cashew fruit, from which the seed emerges when it's ready for harvesting. After picking, the shells are carefully hand-cracked to avoid breaking the delicate nut.

Eco-Friendly Processing for Premium Quality

Our modern facilities use a combination of eco-friendly pressure treatment and cutting-edge spectroscopy to check, clean, and select our products, guaranteeing premium quality in every pack. The whole process is done without harmful artificial processing methods, for sustainable snacking that's Right by Nature.

A Nutritious Powerhouse: The Health Benefits of Cashew Nuts

Cashew nuts are a great source of magnesium, manganese, vitamin E, B1, iron and zinc - essential nutrients that help the body metabolise and create energy from food. They also contain the essential amino acid tryptophan, which the body converts into serotonin and melatonin, and antioxidants, which can help fight the effects of ageing.

Our cashew kernels are perfect for sprinkling on muesli, adding to blends and trail mixes, or just eating by the handful.

FAQ

Cashew nuts come from the cashew tree, which is native to parts of South America, including Brazil, Peru, and Ecuador. Today, cashews are grown in many countries around the world, including India, Vietnam, Nigeria, and Tanzania. Plantlife's Organic Cashews come from Burkina Faso and Vietnam

Like all nuts, cashews can go rancid over time. The high oil content in cashews makes them particularly susceptible to spoilage if they are not stored properly. Rancidity is caused by oxygen exposure and can result in a stale or bitter taste. To prevent spoilage, it is best to store cashews in an airtight container in a cool, dry place such as a pantry or refrigerator. When stored properly, raw cashews can last up to 6 months, while roasted cashews can last up to 3 months. It's always a good idea to check the expiration date on the package as well.

Yes, cashew nuts can be a healthy snack option during pregnancy and can provide several important nutrients for both the mother and baby. Cashews are a good source of protein, fiber, healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals such as iron, magnesium, and zinc, which can help support a healthy pregnancy. However, it's important to keep in mind that cashews are also high in calories and fat, so they should be consumed in moderation as part of a balanced diet. Additionally, some people may have nut allergies, so it's always a good idea to check with a healthcare provider before adding cashews or any other nuts to your diet during pregnancy.

Cashew nuts have their origin in Brazil, where the cashew tree is native to the coastal areas of northeastern Brazil. The tree was then introduced to other parts of South America, including Peru and Ecuador. Portuguese explorers brought the cashew tree to Africa and Asia during the 16th century, where it was adopted as a crop in countries such as India, Vietnam, and Nigeria. These countries are now among the largest producers of cashews in the world.

Cashews are actually both a nut and a seed! Botanically speaking, the cashew nut is a seed that grows at the bottom of the cashew apple, which is the fruit of the cashew tree. The cashew nut is encased in a hard shell that contains a toxic substance called urushiol, which must be carefully removed through roasting or steaming before the nut can be eaten. However, from a culinary perspective, cashews are often grouped with other nuts such as almonds, walnuts, and pecans because they have a similar texture and flavor profile. Cashews are commonly used in recipes and enjoyed as a snack, either raw or roasted and salted, and are considered a nut in this context. So while cashews are technically a seed, they are often referred to as a nut due to their culinary uses and characteristics.

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