Happy Cashew day! If you're a cashew lover like us, you're gonna love today as we celebrate the delicious nut which is the cashew.
What are cashews?
Let's first talk about what cashews are. It might seem obvious, but it’s actually more interesting than you think! Cashews come from cashew trees, indigenous to Brazil but grown in many nations worldwide. They are seeds that sprout on the bottom of cashew apples, also known as cashew fruits, and are not actually nuts (shocker!).
Cashews > Peanuts
Cashew nuts are high in vitamin K, dietary fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and other essential minerals, making them super beneficial to your general health. They're a good energy source, and 18 cashew nuts provide about 5 g of protein or about 10% of the daily requirement. Cashews are actually considered to be a better option than peanuts since they contain fewer omega-6 fatty acids and more omega-3 fatty acids. Inflammation and chronic diseases are linked to a poor balance of these fatty acids.
Cashews in everything!
One thing we love about cashews is how diverse they are! They truly can be added to any dish to enhance the flavor and add a bit of bite! Whether it’s a savory or sweet dish, cashews are always a pleasant addition. Making a curry? Why not add some cashews for some extra nutrients, flavor, and crunch! Making a cheesecake, why not make a delicious cashew cream filling to add richness and flavor. If you're a vegan, cashews are also great for making creamy vegan cheese for vegan mac and cheese or other cheesy dishes!
The perfect snack
Are you a snackaholic like us? Here at Nutty Delights, we got you covered for all your cashew needs! Cashews are the best snack if you're looking for something easy on the go that comes in a large selection of different flavors (to keep snacking interesting)
Are you a sweet or savory person? Do you like spice or do you prefer chocolate-covered snacks? Well, cashews taste amazing in every scenario. Chilli Lime Cashews and Honey Chilli Cashews are always a treat to those who like to give their taste buds a kick! If you're a chocolate lover there is no doubt any chocolate-covered cashew will become one of your new favorite snacks! Honey Cinnamon Cashews is one of those flavors that will never go out of fashion, are enjoyed all year round no matter the season and are always a hit! We have over 13 varieties of cashews from sweet to savoury, we believe variety is the spice of life!
It’s hard to pick a favorite nut when they are all delicious in their own ways - but cashews have to be up there with one of the best! So enjoy this year's Cashew day by including them in a dish or simply just by snacking on some delicious cashews!