Cashew Kernels

1Product styleWW240, WW320, WW450; LBW240; LBW320; SW240; SW320, DW
2International standardsAFI Standard
3CertificationISO, HACCP
 4 Benefit
  • Cashew nuts are rich in iron, phosphorus, seleni-um, magnesium and zinc Cashew nuts are also good sources of phytochemical, antioxidants and protein.
  • Prevent cancel, help to avoid cancel causing from free radicals; produce melanin for better skin and more beautiful hair.
  • Good for heart, cashew nuts contain many antioxidants will help reduce the risk of cardiovascular and coronary heart disease. Magnesium in cashew helps lower blood pressure and help prevent heart attacks.
  • Prevent gallstone, weight loss

Cashew Kernels with a delicious taste, crispy fat, and nutritious. Cashew kernel is currently a nutritious seed favored by people all over the world.

According to the Vietnam Cashew Association VINACAS, 2017 data shows that Viet Nam is the world’s leading source of cashew exports, accounting for 60% of global output. Vietnam is also known as the Capital of Article, with abundant raw materials in the Central Highlands, South Central Coast, and Southeast – where the climate and spectrum are suitable.

Let’ read more interesting information about cashew kernels below!

1. The origin and characteristics of cashew 

The origin of cashew 

Cashew belongs to the same family as the mango or pistachio tree. This is from Northeastern Brazil and grown in tropical climates.

Cashew was brought from Asia and Africa around the years 1560 – 1565 and they are grown more and more popular in tropical climates such as the Americas, Africa, Australia, and Asia. With many uses, the cashew kernel gradually became an extremely important industrial plant.

The origin and characteristics of cashew 
The origin and characteristics of cashew

The characteristics of cashew 

Cashew is a tropical plant with a trunk 5 – 10m high, long branches and stems are usually not too high. The tree has large, strong roots, grows deep, and spreads widely in the ground. Leaves are the single ones with round eggs and alternating growth.

The flowers of the cashew grow in clusters, the flowers are white, small, and have a mild fragrance.

The fruit of the cashew consists of 2 parts: fake fruit and real fruit (cashew kernel). The fake fruit is the ripe fruit, this is due to the development of the flower stalk, which is also edible and comes in many colors such as yellow, red, or purple. The real fruit (cashew kernel) is the top nut (with the skin intact), this part contains the kernel, fatty essential oils and is also edible.

The characteristics of cashew 
The characteristics of cashew

2. The nutritional value from Cashew Kernels

Cashew kernel contains a lot of vitamins and minerals, antioxidants such as vitamins E, K, B6, and minerals copper, phosphorus, zinc, magnesium, iron, and selenium help maintain the body’s functions. According to the National Nutrient Database of the US Department of Agriculture, 1 ounce of cashews (about 28.35g) will contain:

  • 157 calories
  • 8.56g of carbohydrate
  • 1.68g of sugar
  • 0.9g fiber
  • 5.17g of protein

At the same time, such a part of cashew kernels (about 18 whole nuts) will provide the following nutrients according to daily recommended diets:

  • 31% copper
  • 23% manganese
  • 20% magnesium
  • 17% phosphorus
  • 10% iron
  • 8% selenium
  • 5% vitamins
The nutritional value from Cashew Kernels
The nutritional value from Cashew Kernels

3. The usage of cashew kernel

With the above nutritional ingredients, eating cashew kernel will bring a lot of health benefits, including:

Reduce the risk of heart disease

Cashew Kernels provide healthy fats for the body to absorb oil-soluble vitamins. It includes Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, and produced fatty acids that are important for the development of the brain. The fats from cashews are heart-healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which help to reduce bad cholesterol when consumed in appropriate amounts.

Cashew Kernels – good for the eyes: 

Cashews contain high levels of lutein and zeaxanthin, which act as antioxidants. When we used cashew kernel regularly, it will help us protect the eyes from mild damage, especially for the elderly also reduces the risk of cataracts.

Supporting muscle building and nervous system:

Cashew kernels are rich in magnesium which is important for bones and joints. It also helps maintain blood pressure, boosts the immune system, helps maintain nerve function,…For postmenopausal women, cashews can provide a more comfortable and pleasant sleep.

Cancer prevention: 

Cashew kernel is rich in antioxidants such as anacardic acid, cardanol, and cardol. So it is effective for patients who are treating tumors and cancer. The Proanthocyanidins found in cashews in the flavonoid group works against and inhibit the growth of cancer cells.

Increasing the red blood cells: 

Because cashew nuts contain many copper micronutrients that support the iron metabolism process, which helps in the red blood cells production, from which bones and the immune system become healthy.

Prevent gallstones

Using cashew nuts help reduce cholesterol accumulation in the gallbladder to help prevent gallstone formation.

Cashew Kernels help losing weight: 

According to research by the American Dietetic Association, a high-grain diet will help you lose more weight than a diet without many grainy foods. Cashews also contain antioxidants, vitamin E help to prevent aging, beautify skin and hair.

4. Some essential notes when eating salted cashew kernels

Most people seem to know the benefits of cashew nuts in general or roasted salted cashews. But there are some notes that NaFoods wants to remind you when using:

– Children under 24 months should not eat roasted cashew.

Children under 24 months old are too young, not teething.  They should not eat roasted cashews. Because the baby’s throat is tiny, but the cashew nuts are crispy and hard. Therefore they can not dissolve when the baby is swallowed.

Therefore, parents should avoid letting children suck or eat things to avoid unfortunate cases. AParents should mash things with porridge or powdered food for babies. If you feed your baby, you should be careful not to eat while playing.

5. Advice from the expert:

According to the nutritionist’s advice, we should only use 15 to 18 seeds in a day and no more than 3 days a week. It can help us to take advantage of all the necessary nutrients to ensure health.

Eating a handful of salted cashew kernels (about 20 whole grains) provides 163 calories. And this number can go as high as 786 calories if you eat more than one cup at a time.

Eating about one cup of cashew kernels will provide about 40% of the daily required calories (based on a 2000 calorie diet). If we eat more calories than we burn, it can lead to weight gain. It is not beneficial for health as it can cause obesity and cause other health problems. Those causes are high cholesterol and urination, metabolic syndrome, cancer, stroke, cardiovascular disease, …

Cashew kernels are a good source of energy with a high energy value. It means that we can get a good source of energy just by eating a reasonable amount, as mentioned above. These nuts are a good source of monounsaturated fats, keeping the cardiovascular system healthy. But even good nutritious fats can be dangerous to the body when consumed in excess.

Advice from the expert
Advice from the expert

6. Why you should choose Cashew Kernels at Nafoods

The Nafoods Group is one of the leading companies in Asia in the integrated agro-processing sector. Nafoods group has complete control over its value chain, including raw material areas (seedlings, cultivation), harvest (fresh fruit), processing and production, export, and distribution to bring added value.

With the European standard factory and production process, we are confident to bring the best cashew kernel products to customers.

Why you should choose Cashew Kernels at Nafoods
Why you should choose Cashew Kernels at Nafoods

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