Cashews & Cashew Butter

Cashew Butter has a "rich" flavor, is a popular sandwich spread, and can be used to make soups, sauces, and dips.

Related to pistachios, cashews are said to have originated in Brazil, although they are now mainly grown in India and Africa, with India producing 90% of the world’s cashew crop. Cashew nuts are always removed from their shells, known as "apples," and treated to remove a caustic oil that is natural to the cashew. For that reason, cashew nuts are always sold shelled and dried. Even so-called "raw" cashews have actually been roasted to remove this toxic resin.

USES
Cashew nuts can be eaten as snacks or used in combination with other foods such as salads and desserts.

They are commonly added to Indian cooking, such as curries and rice dishes. When adding cashews to hot food, they should be added just before serving since they soften quickly when cooked.

In addition to using cashew butter as a sandwich spread, its rich flavor makes it an ideal alternative to cream when thinned with liquid. It can be used to make soups, sauces, and dips. It is especially good in Indian dishes and curries. Because cashew butter is an unprocessed food, the oil and solids sometimes separate in the jar but can easily be stirred together before use.

NUTRITION
Our nut butter varieties are high in protein, nutrients and unsaturated fats, low in saturated fats, and, of course, no cholesterol or trans fatty acids. In addition, they are important allies in decreasing the risk of heart disease.

Cashew Butter is particularly known for calcium, iron, protein, magnesium, the "B" vitamins and zinc. Please see our "nutrition" page for additional information.

ORDERING OPTIONS
Cashew Butter and Cashews are available in either organic or all natural varieties. They may be purchased in the following ways:
Nut Butter:
* In 4 ounce jars as part of the Sample Pack
* In individual 9 ounce or 16 ounce jars
* In a customized Gift Basket

Just Nuts (shelled):
* 8 ounce bag
* 16 ounce bag
* In a customized Gift Basket

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