Cashew nut supplementation in Asian Indians with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) reduced systolic blood pressure and increased HDL “good” cholesterol concentrations, according to a recent study published in The Journal of Nutrition.
The 4th World Cashew Convention and Exhibition took place in Macau, China, on February 1-3, 2018, in association with the INC. The event welcomed 475 participants from 38 countries to discuss about global RCN market dynamics, quality standards, the kernel market, by-products, sector development in Africa and women’s empowerment.
New scientific findings showed that the energy content of cashews -the calories- is 16% lower than what is typically stated on current food labels and databases in the United States, including the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard References. The study also makes a claim to correct this value in order to provide consumers with accurate energy information.
In a human-intervention trial published recently in the journal Nutrients, researchers at the USDA, ARS, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, looked at the available energy content in cashew nuts(1).
The study, published in the journal Nutrients1, found that cashews have 16% fewer calories than previously thought because of lower digestible energy in cashews. Based on this finding, a leading US snack-bar which uses cashews has been able to update its nutrition labels.