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Are Cashew Nuts Good For You?

by Fabian Jackson

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If you’ve been wondering how good cashew nuts really are for you then you’ve come to the right place. Keep reading for all of your questions answered and to find out if you should be eating more of the stuff.

What really are cashews? 

To start with, they’re really seeds and not nuts – sorry. 

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Cashews grow on evergreen trees that are native to Central America, the Caribbean, and northern South America. The seed is considered a ‘nut’ by us more because of the way we eat and cook with it rather than for any botanical reason. 

Are cashew nuts good for you?

Yes! Expect to get plenty of vitamin B6, vitamin K, copper, magnesium, manganese and zinc in every mouthful. Not to mention a good deal of dietary fibre, plant protein and healthy fats. 

The health benefits of cashew nuts

a bowl of cashew nuts

According to Healthline cashews are a great source of ‘nutrients important for energy production, brain health, immunity, and bone health.’ Plus, we think they taste pretty good too. 

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Fabian Jackson
by Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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