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CASHEW NUTS 101 (ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CASHEWS)

Updated: Aug 7, 2021



Cashews Nuts are filled with proteins and are good sources of Vitamins, Minerals, Fiber and Antioxidants. They are eaten mostly as snacks or used in desserts and to garnish a variety of dishes. When eaten in moderation cashews replenish the body with Vitamin K, Thiamine, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Zinc, Magnesium, Manganese, and Iron.



BENEFITS OF CASHEW NUTS


HELPS WITH MAINTAINING A HEALTHY WEIGHT

Are you trying to maintain a healthy weight? Cashew nuts are an excellent snacking option because they are filled with good fat, protein and fiber, which may help satisfy your cravings and keep you satiated for a long time. They also help to lower bad cholesterol and increase the good cholesterol in some adults. It is also a rich source of Magnesium which is essential for regulating metabolism, which further helps to maintain a healthy weight.



HELPS TO MANAGE DIABETES

Are you diabetic or pre-diabetic and looking for a healthy snack to munch on? Cashew nuts are associated with improved insulin levels. They are rich in unsaturated fats and their ability to lower bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol also reduces the risk of High blood pressure and diabetes.



IMPROVES BRAIN ACTIVITY

Do you generally feel tired and peckish while studying or at work? Cashew nuts contain a good amount of copper, iron and zinc that play a role in maintaining brain health, boosts your energy and improves your immune system.




HELPS YOUR SKIN GLOW

Cashews are high in Selenium which acts as an antioxidant with Vitamin E; leaving the skin well hydrated, reduces inflammation and signs of aging. Cashew nuts are rich in copper along with other enzymes that produce Collagen, which are responsible for skin elasticity. Zinc which is found in Cashew nuts promotes immune function for healing and cell growth that can renew and replenish infected or damaged acne zones, it is also an essential mineral that is required to boost fertility in men and women.



IMPROVES REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

Can Cashew nuts increase sperm count and motility? The answer to that is YES! According to several studies, eating 60g of Cashew nuts daily or routinely can enhance sperm motility and count. The Nitric oxide in cashews help to maintain good erections. Like in men, Cashew nuts also improve reproductive health in women and increase libido due to Tocopherol (an antioxidant) found in Cashews. Also, cashew nuts are rich in Iron which is beneficial to women especially during menstruation.



Despite the amazing benefits of Cashew nuts, it is important to remember that not all Cashew nuts are created equally. HSF Foods Organic Cashew Nuts are processed here in Nigeria at a topnotch factory with ultimate care and undergo thorough quality checks that ensures that all the incredible nutrients and flavours remain intact for your snacking pleasure.


To see how versatile Cashew nuts really are, check out our future blogs on fun Cashew recipes.


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