In addition to being delicious, cashew nuts have their own virtues for the health.
Naturally zero in cholesterol, rich in heart-healthy fats, protein, dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals. Cashews are a good source of vitamins B1, B5 and B6, vitamin K, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, iron, selenium, and zinc and of course with good doses of other essential minerals.
Only a handful of cashews per week already helps to maintain a healthy diet. As with the other nuts, they may help in lowering the risk of cardiovascular diseases due to its content of monounsaturated fatty acids, type 2 diabetes, gallstones in men and colon cancer in women; and may help in reducing the levels of bad cholesterol.
|Average Nutritional Values||Per 100 g|
|Total Fat||44 g|
|Saturated Fat||8 g|
|Total Carbohydrates||22 g|
|Dietary Fiber||4 g|
*Based on a 2000-calorie diet.