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.
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.
The INC has updated the 2018/19 crop and production forecasts for almonds, Amazonia (Brazil) nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, walnuts, peanuts, dates, dried apricots, dried figs, dried cranberries, prunes and dried grapes (raisins, Sultanas and currants).
Plant-based diets have been on the rise for a number of years and they look like they are here to stay. Especially after the recent events, people are more concerned about living a healthy lifestyle. But, not only this there is also an increased awareness about the environmental impact of what we eat especially among the younger generation. As scientists have observed, a plant-based diet is healthy for both people and the planet, here we will run through the basics of a plant-based diet and the health benefits that cashews bring.
Not sure what to do this weekend? Why not make your own cashew nut drink at home in just three easy steps. Cashews are high in iron which contributes to the normal function of the immune system and in addition, their high vitamin K content may also contribute to normal blood clotting and healthy bones. So there's no reason not to add them into your diet.
Why are cashews so great? We’ve got a thousand good reasons, but today, we’re going to keep it simple and give you five health reasons that will make you want to add cashews into your diet immediately!
Cashews are a widely consumed nut throughout the world. Not only are cashews beneficial for our health, but their subtle and delicious flavor makes them exceptionally versatile to suit both savory and sweet dishes. So, whether for snacking, turning them into spreads or making delicious meals, read on to discover different ways this super food can be eaten.
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