Cashew, an almost magical nut!

Cashew, an almost magical nut!
Ah the cashew! This nut is probably my favorite! We love him so much in the family that our last cat was named after him😬
But hey, what makes me love it besides its really delicious and addicting taste is that this nut has several benefits for our health.
Yep, this nut, native to Brazil, grows in trees called cashew trees. The cashew is part of the oilseed family, just like almonds and hazelnuts. This type of food is known for its ability to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, gallstones and colon cancer.
Natural appetite suppressant, packed with good fats and antioxidants, it is also a natural anti-stress. Let's take a closer look at the many virtues of this delicious little food 😋

1. Nutritional qualities

The cashew nut is really a very complete food. In a single serving of nuts (about 1/3 cup), we find:
- 7 grams of protein (good for your muscles)
- 16 grams of lipids (good fat for your heart)
- 7 grams of carbohydrates (to cut hunger)
- 4 grams of fiber (helps digestion)
In addition to all this, it is full of vitamins and minerals, all of which contribute to the well-being of your body.

2. Natural appetite suppressant

Perfect for small cravings, this nut has a protein content of almost 20%, which has a significant effect on feelings of fullness. When you combine vegetable protein with fiber, which is the case in cashews, hunger is cut and cravings are easier to control. As its glycemic index is low (15), its consumption has little impact on blood sugar levels (blood sugar levels). A stable blood sugar level makes it possible to avoid cravings for very sweet foods that are not always good for our body ... So bite into a few cashews when you get hungry, your body and above all, your taste buds will thank you!

3. Anti-fatigue and anti-stress

Walnut cashew is very interesting in terms of vitamins, with a good supply of vitamin E (valuable for the skin), vitamin K (essential for blood coagulation) or group B vitamins (to boost your immune system). As for minerals, it still plays the star since it is a reservoir of magnesium known to be anti-fatigue and anti-stress, potassium to better regulate blood pressure and phosphorus, contributing to the strength of bones and teeth. As if that were not enough, the cashew nut also contains precious trace elements like copper, iron, manganese ... Magnesium consumed regularly protects against high blood pressure, cramps and headaches, so boost your health and integrating cashews into your daily life!

4. A valuable source of antioxidants

The copper, selenium, and vitamin E found in cashews are all antioxidants that have a role to play in cancer. Indeed, they help our body to fight against free radicals, these substances which participate in the degradation of our cells to sometimes make them cancerous. Thus, thanks to the antioxidants it contains, cashew nut helps fight cancer cells and makes it difficult for them to develop. It would be particularly beneficial for preventing the appearance of colon and intestinal cancer.

5. Helps control diabetes

In addition to lowering the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, it also helps fight diabetes in patients who already have it. Thanks to its monounsaturated fatty acids, it reduces the level of triglycerides in the blood. It is this rate that must be controlled because, if it is too high, it can lead to cardiovascular complications. In fact, replacing saturated fatty acids in the diet with monounsaturated fatty acids leads to a reduction in total cholesterol and LDL (“bad” cholesterol), without reducing HDL (“good” cholesterol). As mentioned above, its high fiber and vegetable protein content in addition to its low glycemic index help to stabilize blood sugar levels, another advantage for people with diabetes!


Nuts cashews can be stored in a cool, dark place for up to a year. However, it is recommended to place them in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer for optimal conservation.

Use Case

Versatile, cashews can be eaten in many ways. As a snack, in desserts, on a salad, sautéed in a Thai recipe, in a muesli, on your bowl of yogurt, in butter on your toast, it is also used to make vegetable milk or mage. How do you eat it?

Ecology and environment

The cashew tree is a deep rooting tree that grows well where few other plants can survive. On semi-arid lands, it helps curb erosion. It is first for this reason that it was planted on the coasts of Africa and India. Its wood is useful for making canoes, and its bark and leaves are credited with many medicinal properties. It also provides products, both food and industrial, of very great value (the resin contained in its shell is used in the manufacture of indelible inks, waterproofing products, paints, adhesives, etc.). In addition, it plays a very important social role in the countries where it grows: it gives a lot of shade, which is very useful for rest and friendly meetings.
So if you're like me and you love nuts cashew, you now know that in addition to their good taste, they are a real healthy cocktail for your well-being and even contribute to a healthy environment.
On that note, after having talked so much about cashews, it made me want to bite into some! So I'm going to go and prepare a small bowl of this gem of nature!
Have a good day,
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