We import our beautiful jumbo cashews from India. Cashews are very fragile so we double and triple grade them to make sure you receive the finest, most beautiful nuts possible. These unsalted cashews are slow-toasted to a crisp golden brown. Their rich nutty flavor makes them taste just amazing, and since they’re low in carbohydrates and full of nutrients like fiber, antioxidants, as well as protein – they’re both nutritious and delicious! This item comes packaged in a lovely gift tin.
Cashews: Additional Information
Cashews are the second most popular snack nut in the United States after peanuts. The cashew tree is native to Brazil. Portuguese explorers carried cashews from that country to India in the 16th century. The tree is a medium-size tree, growing to a height of only 30 – 50 feet. It requires minimum care and grows well in a wide variety of soil types.
The cashew is kin to the mango. Its fruit is a red or yellow “apple” which looks vaguely like a mango. The nut itself is attached to the bottom of this fruit. The fruit is a highly-prized food item in Brazil and India but it must normally be eaten within one day of harvest so we in the U.S. do not usually get to enjoy it.
Cashews are shelled before export and the shell is then processed to recover a highly valuable but caustic liquid. This liquid is used for making medicines and as an ingredient in resins and other industrial products. More than 250 patents have been issued covering products made from this most-useful by-product.
Cashews: Health Benefits
- A natural cholesterol free snack
- Rich in heart-friendly monounsaturated fats
- Packed with healthy minerals like magnesium, potassium, copper and manganese.
Beyond Jumbo Unsalted Cashews
Need more cashews? Not to worry – we have plenty to choose from.