The pitfalls have been many, the learning curve steep; but the resulting cashews have been praised by both those on the raw food path and those simply looking for high quality and great tasting nuts. There is simply no alternative to RAW cashews; sweeter, richer and more appetizing than any other cashew we have tasted. We know you’ll agree. In 2007 we coined the term RAW to create a clear distinction between our cold processed cashew products and other industry standard heat treated “raw” product.
The definition of “raw” for the nut industry simply means “not roasted”, yet the nuts can still be cooked. Cashew-in-shell are either boiled in oil or scorched in fire in order to loosen the shell prior to cracking and speed the process. However, during that heating process the cashew degrades significantly and essential fatty acids and enzymes are destroyed.
The processing necessary for our Authentically Raw cashews is slow, relative to conventional processing, but the high quality and unbeatable flavor are unquestionable. As an example of this, typical cashews in India are processed at a rate of 12-14 kg per worker per day while for our Truly Raw™ cashews typical processing rates are only between 4-5 kg per worker per day!
This great disparity in processing capacities translates to a significant difference in price, which in turn leads to a serious temptation for buyers and manufacturers of “raw” food products to purchase industry “raw” cashews (defined as non-roasted though still heat-treated) rather than support truly raw, cold-processed product, which simply means supporting small cashew farmers.
Why to eat RAW cashews?
- Rich in energy and nutrients
- Healthy fat
- Mineral Rich: manganese, potassium, copper ( a co-factor for many vital enzymes, including cytochrome c-oxidase and superoxide dismutase), iron, magnesium, zinc (a co-factor in many enzymes that regulate growth and development, sperm generation, digestion and nucleic acid synthesis) and selenium ( an important micro-nutrient which functions as co-factor for antioxidant enzymes such as Glutathione peroxidases).
- Vitamin Rich: source of B-komplex (essential in the sense that our body requires them from external sources to replenish and essential for metabolism of protein, fat and carbohydrates in the body)
- Antioxidant (protective light-filtering functions)
| Nutritional Facts ||in 100 g|
|Energy||2437 kJ/ 582 kcal|
|Saturated Fat||7 g|
* Reference intake
** Occurs only in natural sodium form
Store in a cool, dark and dry place.
|Country of Origin:||Vietnam|
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