More Than Just a Pretty Nut

At first taste, cashews might seem buttery and decadent, but they’re actually cholesterol-free and loaded with plant-based protein, vitamins and minerals.

  • Potassium, zinc, iron, calcium, and magnesium for healthy bones, muscles and immune health
  • Copper for healthy skin, hair, immune health, collagen and red blood cells
  • Vitamins C, E, K, riboflavin, thiamine, niacin and folic acid
  • Phytochemicals and antioxidants which neutralize free radicals and
  • Monounsaturated fats for the heart health and lutein for the eye health

Surprising Cashew Tidbits

  • A cashew is not actually a nut but a seed that grows at the bottom of a cashew apple!
  • The cashew originates in Brazil, unlike Brazil nuts which come from Bolivia.
  • Cashews are related to mangos and pistachios.