Cashew Whole Nuts
Navitas Naturals Cashew Nuts are a nutritious and tasty snack, and they're also a versatile and essential ingredient for every superfood kitchen. Cashews provide an impressive profile of beneficial oils, including an ideal ratio of healthy saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fats. They’re also a good source of plant-based protein, iron, and trace minerals.
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Cashew’s Latin name, Anacardium occidentale, refers to the unique heart-shaped, edible nut. The cashew tree, native to tropical South America, gained worldwide attention when Portuguese merchants began selling the nuts as a delicacy. Since then, all parts of the tree have been used for fuel, fiber, fodder, timber, dye material, medicine and food. The cashew tree thrives in warm tropical climates near the equator, both as a cultivated plant and on its own in the wild.
- How to use it
- Trail Mix
- Nut Butter
- Salads, Stir Fries
- Energy Bars, Desserts
- Dips, Spreads & Dressings
Product of Vietnam
Navitas Naturals Cashew Nuts come from the tropical regions of Vietnam, where the woody evergreen cashew tree develops small yellowish-pink flowers that eventually produce fruits. The swollen pear shaped fruits have a hard heart-shaped protrusion at the tip encasing the cashew nut.
We work closely with our suppliers to take great care in extracting the cashew nutmeats from the hard, bitter shell. To preserve valuable enzymes, healthy fats and the sweet delicate flavor, we use a special hand-shelled, low-heat extraction process. Navitas Naturals cashews are certified organic, kosher, vegan and raw.
- Creamy Texture
- Micronutrient Lineup
- Omega Fatty Acids
Cashew nuts contain a rich portfolio of extremely beneficial oils including an ideal ratio of healthy saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Navitas Naturals Cashew Nuts are also a good source of plant-based protein—offering 5 grams per ounce! They also contain high levels of iron, magnesium (great for your heart), phosphorous, zinc, copper and manganese.
The delicious cashew's rich array of beneficial oils contains an ideal ratio of healthy saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fats. Cashews have been shown to decrease cholesterol, reduce the risk of heart disease and recent clinical trials have also shown cashews to be effective for those who have or are at risk of developing diabetes.
The cultivation of cashews is a sustainable option for farmers, which can provide ecological and social benefits. Most of the world's supply of cashews comes from small landholders, or the wild. Governments around the globe have promoted the cultivation of cashews because the trees are so well suited for sustainable and organic cultivation, and require minimal care and low resource input. Cashew trees respond well to intercropping (being grown among other crops), which helps support the diversity of income for farmers. Cultivation of these trees is often used as a tool to rehabilitate degraded lands that were once deforested and barren from slash and burn agriculture.
Cashews are a healthy food, not a miracle drug. Health claims herein have not been reviewed by the FDA. Navitas Naturals products are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease.
- Health Properties
- Omega Fatty Acids
From Snacks to Milk
Navitas Naturals Cashew Nuts have a mild and creamy flavor. They make a truly satisfying and delicious snack eaten right out of the bag, but don't stop there! Make your own non-dairy milk with raw cashews, or add them to smoothies to make them creamier. Raw cashews are also ideal ingredients for desserts, salads, stir-fries and trail mixes, or in whatever culinary direction your nutty creativity takes you!
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