Add Cashews to Your Breakfast
Cashews in Stir Fries and Salads
Cashews are widely used in stir fries and salads as they add that extra crunch to a meal yet their delicate flavor doesn’t overpower the other ingredients. They are especially tasty mixed in with noodles or rice. For a midweek meal this beef stir-fry with vegetables and cashew is an excellent dish. Not only is it ready in under 30 minutes but its packed with nutrients too.
Cashews for Snacks and Desserts
Sweet or savory this nifty nut makes a great snack. Cashews can be spiced and roasted to give them a distinct flavor and are easy to take out and about. Plus, if you’re looking for something different for an appetizer to serve to dinner guests, they can even be blended and made in to a delicious cashew hummus. Cashews are used in desserts both as a main ingredient or as a topping. For a sweet treat cashew cream can be a delicious alternative for other creamy desserts such a custard or Ice cream.
Why Add Cashews to Your Diet?
Not only are the healthy fats in cashews good for your heart health, cashews are also high in Iron which contributes to the normal function of the immune system(3). The high vitamin K content in cashews may also contribute to normal blood clotting and healthy bones (1,2,3).
Cashews are also high in other nutrients like minerals such as iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, manganese and copper and are also a source of fiber, thiamin, pantothenic acid and minerals potassium and selenium(1,2). Essential nutrients that your body needs every day.
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