Nature’s vitamin pill, cashewnut is also a popular snack and an important ingredient in many Indian dishes. Cashews are rich in protein and packed with high levels of essential minerals such as iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, copper and manganese.
Cashew nuts are seeds of the fruit of the cashew tree. It is white, soft and meaty. It hardens and changes to a darker white once roasted, and has a rich flavor making it the most flavorsome nut.
Cashew nuts are rich in monounsaturated fatty acid and minerals such as iron, potassium, phosphorous, copper, zinc and selenium. They also contain good amounts of dietary fiber, oil and antioxidants. Being a good a source of iron they help prevent "anemia". The fat contained in the nut is healthy for the heart. They promote bone and teeth health, and aid digestion, and help boost the body's metabolism.
Cashew nuts being very rich in taste are a common ingredient in desserts and are used to make oils. They make excellent garnish for baked goods.