Cashew nuts in your diet could improve your health
Cashew nuts nutrition facts and benefits
I like to cook Asian food. Especially woks and noodle soups. They are simple to make and do not require a lot of ingredients. Or time.
What I really like is to implement nuts, berries and fruit in any cooking and baking that I do. Cashew nuts are perfect for woks and noodle soups. They give that little extra to the touch.
But I didn’t really think about what these nuts where good for other that adding great taste to my cooking. But apparently I have been more “healthy” than I thought. Without even knowing. How about that?
So here are some fun facts.
Cashew nuts, native to the amazon rainforest in Brazil, where spread over the world by Portuguese explorers. Thank you for that!
Cashews are high in calories. 100 g of cashew nuts provides as much as approximately 550 calories. So that are a good supplement of you are vegetarian or vegan and need a good calorie source.
The nuts contains manganese, potassium, copper, iron, magnesium, zinc and selenium. A handful of nuts a day could prevent diseases and keep you healthy.
Zea-xanthin which are absorbed to your body and is said to provide antioxidants and UV filtering for your eyes.
To add to it, cashew nuts also contain levels of vitamin B1, B-5 and B-6.
So I will keep that in mind next time I go shopping for nuts.