Cashews, Calories, benefits and harms, Benefits

Cashew – names of evergreens
heat-loving trees from the Sumakhov family and its fruits.
Cashews are native to Brazil and other South American countries.
But thanks to the excellent taste of its fruits
cashews have become widespread and are now
it is grown in almost all countries of the world with a warm
climate. The largest exporters of cashews are Brazil,
India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Vietnam, Thailand, as well as countries
Central and South America.

Cashew fruit consists of two parts: directly
a fruit, the so-called cashew apple, and a nut in hard
shell attached to the top of the fruit.

Cashew apple, medium size, pear-shaped, fruit
with yellow, orange or red peel. Pulp
apples are juicy and fleshy with a characteristic sweet and sour

The nuts are covered with a hard shell, under which there is
a toxic oil that, on contact with skin, causes
her burns. Therefore, the nuts are peeled and subjected to
special heat treatment to evaporate the oil and only
after that, they become completely safe. By the way
it is for this reason that they are always sold refined.

Cashews are widely used in cooking and
Not only. Sorry to appreciate the taste of an apple
cashews are perishable, so we have
enjoy the nuts of this wonderful tree.

In India, up to 25 thousand tons of such apples are harvested annually.
They are used to prepare juice, jams, jellies, compotes, and alcoholic drinks.
Popularity of Cashew Juice in Latin America
same as orange juice in North America
or Europe.

If ripe cashews can be eaten without fear
fresh, cashew nuts are not so simple. You
never wondered why, unlike others
nuts, cashews are never sold in shells? And all because
what’s between the shell and the shell behind which hides
nut, contains a very caustic substance cardol, which
on contact with skin causes severe dermatological
problems (the skin becomes extremely painful
blister burns). Therefore, before going on sale,
nuts are very carefully removed from the shell and shell,
after which, as a rule, they undergo a special thermal
processing until the oil completely evaporates (even a slight
the amount of oil may cause poisoning). This is so
responsible and without exaggeration one might say dangerous
a process that even among experienced nut splitters
there are frequent cases of burns with this substance, because cutting nuts
produced only manually. Do not in any way try
peel cashew nuts yourself, if anywhere
in tropical countries, you suddenly have such an opportunity!

Nuts are eaten raw and fried, their
added to various salads, sauces, snacks and pastries
products. Also from cashews get high quality
butter similar in quality to peanut butter.

Cashew nuts are consumed both raw and fried.
Roasted cashews have an excellent sweet taste. Usually
it is fried with salt, although without salt it retains excellent
natural aroma. Cashews are used in cooking
various dishes and pastries, as well as from it
make a thick and aromatic sauce. No nut
cannot be compared with this noble plant.

Many people try to avoid eating nuts.
cashews due to the misconception that nuts contain
a large amount of fat. In fact, they even have less
fat than almonds, walnuts
nuts, peanuts, nuts

You should buy whole nuts: they are stored longer. Shriveled up,
discard dried and moldy nuts. In tightly closing
container, they will last up to one month, and in the refrigerator – up to
six months (in the freezer – up to a year). With long-term storage
nuts become bitter in warmth due to their high content

The health benefits of cashews

Raw cashews contain (per 100 g):

Calories 553 Kcal

Cashew apples are rich in tannins and spoil very quickly.
Therefore, in many countries, nuts are preferred.
Compared to others, cashews cause significantly
fewer cases of allergies.

Cashews are rich in protein and carbohydrates, vitamins A,
B2, B1 and
contain zinc, phosphorus,

Cashews are used as an aid
for the treatment of anemia, dystrophy, psoriasis, metabolic disorders
substances that relieve toothache. Cashew Normalizes Levels
blood cholesterol, strengthen the immune system, provide
normal activity of the cardiovascular system.

Cashews are antibacterial, antiseptic,
tonic properties.

It is interesting to use cashew products among different nations.
For example, in Africa, cashews are used as a remedy for
applying tattoos. In Brazil, cashews are considered an aphrodisiac,
remedy for asthma, bronchitis, flu, disorders
stomach, diabetes. In Haiti – a remedy for toothache
and warts. In Mexico, they discolor freckles, in
Panama is treated for hypertension, in Peru it is used as
antiseptic, in Venezuela sore throat is treated, etc.

The use of cashew nuts in cooking is extremely
broadly: it is also an excellent stand-alone snack,
and a wonderful ingredient in salads, first and second courses,
sauces and confectionery. Cashews are used to make butter
more tender than peanut.

Dangerous properties of cashews

The use of cashews is contraindicated in case of individual intolerance,
but most often allergic
reactions occur to western anacardium.

It is also not recommended for children to eat large quantities of cashews.

These nuts should not be eaten raw due to the presence of caustic
juice under their shell, which can cause chemical burns. Cashew,
commercially available, undergo a special treatment, during which
this liquid is completely evaporated.

Oatmeal cookies can not only be bought in the store, but also baked at home. And if you add cashews to it, you get a mind-blowing dessert. The video will tell you how to make such a delicacy.

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