Raw cashews have a luscious creamy flavour and are one of the softer, sweeter nuts with a slight crunch. They are delicious for simple snacking. You can also add them to muesli, raw food recipes, baked goods, salads and savoury dishes. Raw cashew nuts also blend to a rich smooth paste. This paste is perfect for making sauces, nut butter, cheese and milk substitutes. In fact, this paste or cashew butter (like our famous one!) are perfect for vegan cooking. These raw cashews have no added preservatives and are non-GMO.
Cashews have less fat than most nuts but the fat they do have is mostly Oleic acid. Lucky for you, Oleic acid is important for healthy brain function. Raw cashews are very high in copper. Copper is a trace mineral that is essential for your immune function and metabolism. They are also good sources of iron, B6 and potassium. Finally (but wait, there's more), they are also rich in the mineral magnesium! Magnesium is important for over 300 essential reactions. It helps with blood-sugar balance, muscular contraction, sleep maintenance and pain management.
Most of the Cashews in Australia are imported because they are not farmed here much at all. This is because Cashews are a tropical species that need specific growing conditions. In particular, cashews need the right temperature and climate.
- No preservatives
- High in many nutrients including:
- Oleic Acid
|Serving size:||50 g|
Per 100 g
|Sodium||5.5 mg||11 mg|
Raw Cashews are a scrumptious snack on their own or in a Hiker’s mix – combined with dried fruit and seeds. Raw Cashews are high in protein and when combined with a Brazil nuts and some almonds, make a complete protein snack.
Ground cashews are also great in pesto, dips and as a base for sauces; use it to replace peanuts in satay sauce. Toss cashews over salads, or add to stir-fries and curries. They are great soaked and blended with garlic and lemon juice to make a vegan nut spread and because they are a soft nut make a delicious vegan cream substitute when blended and combined with maple syrup. You can also try roasting and adding to rice dishes (they go particularly well with Indian cuisine), or baking into sweet nutty treats such as healthy brownies, nut balls and slices.
For an irresistible treat, spread cashew on a baking tray, before drizzling with maple syrup or honey. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and bake at low heat until golden and delectable. Perfect for entertaining or a home-made gift.
Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight.
Shelf-Life of up to 9 months when stored as above. See Best Before date.