The cashew tree is a tropical evergreen tree that produces the cashew seed and the cashew apple. India is one of the major producers of cashew.
The cashew seed, often simply called a cashew, is widely consumed. It is eaten on its own, used in recipes, or processed into cashew cheese or cashew butter.
Cashews are a good source of healthy dietary fats, which are essential for our body to absorb the fat-soluble vitamins (vitamin A, D, E, and K). Cashews are a good source of magnesium, which is vital for the healthy development of bones, muscles, tissues, and the body’s organs. Cashews contain very low amounts of sugar, and no harmful cholesterol, making them safe for diabetic patients! They even help in lowering the risk of type 2 diabetes. Cashews are rich in copper, which helps in the metabolism of iron, aiding in the formation of red blood cells