HEALTH BENEFITS: THE 411 ON CASHEWS!
Not only are cashews delicious, but they are also packed with incredible nutrition! Here are some of the facts:
- Excellent source of protein, fiber, and iron
- High in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, which help lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases
Use your creamy-smooth cashew butter to create vinaigrettes for salads, marinades for meats, or even in sauces. Cashew butter is also a wonderful accompaniment or dip with toast, fruit, granola clusters, biscotti’s, or other baked goods. Cashew butter can also be added to baked goods, smoothies, and more!
ABOUT CASHEWS: DID YOU KNOW?
Cashews aren’t actually nuts – they’re seeds! They grow on cashew apples (shaped like pears!), on a tropical evergreen called the cashew tree. The cashew apple is a fruit that is used to make sweet fruit drinks or liquors.
HOW TO STORE CASHEW BUTTER: PRESERVE FRESHNESS!
It is important to note that when you first open your cashew butter, its natural oils may have separated from the mass. Simply stir well, and refrigerate for up to 12 months after opening.