Our Roasted Cashew Nut/Kaju
The cashew is the seed of a tropical evergreen shrub related to mango, pistachio, and poison ivy. It is produced from the tree Anacardium occidentale. Cashews grow out of the base of cashew apples like little tails, unlike other conventional nuts. Cashews are the only variant of nuts that are sold unshelled because the outer shell causes skin irritation.
Our roasted cashew kernels are heat treated in a tunnel oven before it is roasted and packed using inert gases that help retain its freshness, crispness and unmatched taste.
INDIAN ORIGIN: Cashews are harvested from the tropical evergreen shrub scientifically classified as Anacardium occidentale. Cashews are best grown in warm, humid climates conditions with countries such as Vietnam, India, Nigeria, Brazil, and Indonesia being the top producers of the nut in the world.
100% NATURAL & PESTICIDE FREE: Our Cashew is sourced from farms that do not use any chemicals, pesticides, or insecticides.
WHOLESOME & PURE: Cashews are used as a form of dairy alternative in dishes such as cashew milk, nut-based cheese, sour cream, and nut-based sauces. It is also added to stir fry dishes and curries. Oil derived from cashew can be used in salad dressings as well.
HEALTHY & NUTRITIOUS FOOD: Most nuts such as cashew are beneficial to one’s health. Consumption of cashew has been linked to weight loss, improved blood sugar control, and a healthier heart. It is also rich in several nutrients that are essential for the human body such as magnesium, zinc, iron, copper, phosphorous, etc. They are also low in sugar and contain the same amount of protein and fiber as of that of cooked meat. They are also rich in unsaturated fats, a category of fats that lower the risk of heart disease and other chronic illnesses.
Health Benefits of Cashew
HIGH IN ANTIOXIDANTS
Cashew contains high amount of antioxidants that reduces inflammation and increases the body’s ability to stay healthy.
AIDS IN WEIGHT LOSS
Kaju increases the body’s ability to fully digest fat by increasing the number of calories burned.
BLOOD SUGAR CONTROL
Cashews are found to be a good source of fiber, a nutrient that helps prevent blood sugar spikes in the body.
PROMOTES HEART HEALTH
Kaju has been shown to help increase HDL (good) cholesterol and lower blood sugar and LDL (bad) cholesterol.
Uses of Roasted Cashew Nut/Kaju
Cashews have a rich nutty flavor with a pleasant smell. Although technically a seed, cashew gets the culinary treatment afforded to a nut. You can buy them whole to eat as a snack out of hand or puréed into butter to use as a smoothie ingredient or spread. Cashew is a popular alternative to several dairy products such as cashew milk, nut-based cream sauces, nut-based cheese, and sour cream. Cashews either whole or chopped are also a recurring stir fry ingredient used in Indian and Asian cuisines especially curries. It is also blended with vegan dishes such as cream, mayonnaise, butter, and pesto.
Cashews has been receiving acclaim from all over the world for its health benefits. It contain beneficial plant compounds that keep the body healthy by restraining damage-causing molecules known as free radicals. Buy cashew from Thottam Farm Fresh to taste the difference!
Cashew is known as kæʃu in French, Cashewnoot in Dutch, Anacardio in Italian, Kashyu in Hindi, and Kasuvanti in Malayalam.