The INC was represented by Mr. Pratap Nair, INC Board member and Ambassador for India, who participated in the Opening Ceremony with a keynote presentation about the work of the INC and the Global Cashew Council (GCC), and an overview of the nut industry. He also highlighted two recent clinical trials that have examined the effect of cashew consumption on cardiovascular disease risk. One led by Dr. David J. Baer at the United States Department of Agriculture, Beltsville Human Nutrition Center; the other by Dr. V. Mohan from the Madras Diabetes Research Foundation in India, these two new studies are expected to make a landmark contribution to understanding the health benefits of cashews.
The INC also featured a booth in the exhibition area where dozens of visitors learnt about the INC and the upcoming World Nut and Dried Fruit Congress in Sevilla, Spain, on May 21-23.
New Study Reinforces Cashew Nutritional Quality
For the first time, a team of researchers has analyzed the nutritional composition of raw cashew nuts from the largest growing regions around the world, providing a much better approximation of the real nutrient content of cashews.