Our beautiful roasted cashews are imported from India. Because they are so fragile, we double and triple grade them just to make certain you are getting only the nuts that are “cream of the crop”. Our cashews are slow-toasted until they’re a crisp golden brown then dusted with salt. Their nutty, rich flavor makes them taste so good! Cashews are both low in carbohydrates and chocked full of healthy nutrients (fiber, antioxidants, protein, and so on), not only are our cashews delicious, they’re also nutritious! These toasted and salted cashews are packaged in an attractive 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 monosaturated fats
- Packed with healthy minerals like magnesium, pottasium, copper and manganese.
Beyond Roasted Cashews
Need more cashews? Not to worry – we have plenty to choose from.