Simply Natural Raw Cashew Nuts 200g
Brand: Simply Natural
Highlights: Although botanically classified as drupe seeds, cashews (Anacardium occidentale) 腰果Yāo guǒ are often grouped with nuts as they offer a similar nutrition profile. Cashews as well as being a delicious snack by themselves make an interesting addition to baked goods, salads, sauces and make a great dairy-free milk.
Native to northern South America, cashews were introduced into India in the mid 16th century by the Portuguese and from there became naturalised in South East Asia, particularly Vietnam.
Cashews are known for their high levels of heart-friendly mono-unsaturated and poly-unsaturated fatty acids. While a relatively high copper content plays a role in a wide range of physiological processes including iron utilisation, the elimination of free radicals, development of bone and connective tissue, and the production of the skin and hair pigment called melanin.
Cashews are grouped with tree nuts and are included the the 4.9% of the global population that experience an adverse reaction to this food group. The allergic response is possibly due to the presence of albumin, vicilin and legumin protein families and may present as a rash, digestive tract disturbance or anaphylaxis.