Cashews, Raw, Organic, 16 oz
- IngredientCashews, Raw, Organic, Hand Shelled
Truly a sweet gift of nature, our hand-shelled (unpasteurized) truly raw cashews from Vietnam are more vibrant, fresh and delectable than ever. They are certified organic for production and processing. Creamy and delicious, they are the perfect base for desserts, smoothies or even decadent finger food. Cashew nuts (Anacardium occidentale) belong to the flowering plant family Anacardiaceae and the genus Anacardium. They are closely related to the mango and the pistachio nut. The nuts are actually the seeds that are found attached to the bottom of the cashew apple (the fruit of the cashew tree). The definition of "raw" for the cashew industry means "not roasted"; cashew-in-shell are either boiled in oil or scorched in fire in order to condition the shell prior to cracking and speed the process. However, during that heating process the cashew degrades significantly and essential fatty acids and enzymes are destroyed. Our cashews are hand-shelled to preserve the vital nutrients, enzymes and essential fatty acids. Cashews are rich in energy and nutrients, high in protein and rich in Essential Fatty Acids.