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Cashew Nuts

Cashew trees are mainly found in North-eastern Brazil, but these sweet and creamy nuts are now grown throughout the Americas, as well as India, Vietnam and Africa. Like all nuts, cashews are packed with nutrients which support our health in a number of ways. They are also delicious in any form, be they raw, soaked, roasted and salted (not the healthiest option, but very tasty!), crumbled or blended into creamy butters and vegan milk. Whatever your preferences, natural and organic cashews boast countless culinary uses. So be sure to pick some up for your household, your personal enjoyment and your health!

Cashew recipes and uses

The creamy, smooth, sweet and utterly irresistible taste of cashews makes them fit for a thousand recipes. Whet the appetite and provide yourself with extra cashew inspiration, right here: check out our many cashew-containing recipes. You’ll find a veritable jackpot of nutritious and delicious treats, meals and snacks. Vegan cashew mayo, cashew nut milk, pasta dishes, cheesecake, jammy dodgers, sticky toffee cake, garlicky cream cheese, variously roasted nuts, risotto, salted caramel fondant, paleo ‘crème eggs’, a luscious smoothie and even ‘banana mocha bread are all in the mix.

These fantastic cashew recipes stand alongside a great number of classic uses for cashews, including:

  • Simple raw snacking
  • Creamy cashew curries and saucy dishes
  • Soups, stews, hotpot dishes and casseroles
  • Protein, fibre and general nutrition-boosting for salad
  • Cake, dessert, home baking and sweet treat making
  • Nut roasts and stodgy stuffing
  • Enhancing porridge, muesli, cereals and other breakfasts

Unhealthy? Fat chance!

Although cashews are relatively high in calories (around 550 per 100g), two key points are worth remembering. Firstly, the natural fats found in nuts are now known to be extremely healthy, unlike various other vegetable fats and hydrogenated horrors! Secondly, many people will testify that nut eaters tend to have more fat in their stools. This not only suggests that not all of the calories are absorbed, but that nuts could perhaps help to increase the general elimination of fats from our body.

And of course: these nuts are not only well-known for their rich, sweet flavour – they contain a wealth of minerals, vitamins, nutrients and nourishing qualities. For years many dietitians across the UK, Europe and beyond have championed the benefits of enjoying cashews as part of a healthy diet.

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