Cashew is a tree belonging to the ‘Anacardiaceae’ family. Cashew nuts are eaten raw or roasted and used in cooking and adding to dishes to enhance the taste.
What we think of as fruit part in cashews is not real fruit. It will be called fake fruit. It does not form from the ovary of the flower. The thick peduncle at the base of the flower thus develops into a pear shape. This is called ‘cashew apple’.
In cashews, the real fruit is that grows in the form of a kidney beneath the cashew apple. Although it is real fruit, it is also known as a ‘cashew nut’. That is, the true fruit of the cashew is a fruit with a seed.
This cashew nut is also known as ‘Kappal Vitran Kottai’ (Ship sold nut) in Tamilnadu’s rural side. Foreigners who came to India for trade in the past would be impressed by the taste of this cashew nut and sell the ship they came from and ate cashew Outside of the pseudo fruit, the true fruit, which is found in the form of a kidney, has a hard outer shell and a seed inside. That seed is commonly called ‘cashew’ or cashew lentils.
Cashew nuts have a special place among the most delicious nuts. Cashews are the number one food item. This is because food items made with cashew nuts have a distinct taste.
Nutrients in cashew nuts
Cashews are high in calories. It is also rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals, iron, selenium, phosphorus, magnesium, and zinc.
Benefits of cashew nuts
The plant nutrients and proteins in cashew nuts help prevent cancer. Eating small amounts of cashews daily can help keep blood pressure steady and prevent the formation of kidney stones. It has the power to control the maturation of cells.
Cashews are high in cholesterol, which is good for the heart. It also lowers the bad cholesterol which can be bad for the body and increases good cholesterol which is healthy.
Digestion is smooth
Eating cashew nuts can help prevent digestive problems. Also improves cell production and digestion.
The bones are strong
Regular consumption of cashew nuts increases the amount of calcium and magnesium in the body. These nutrients are needed not only for nerves but also for bone growth. Magnesium is a nutrient that helps bones absorb calcium. Bones are strengthened by regular consumption of cashew nuts.
The nerve problem will be solved
Hair is gray only when it is old. But now even teenagers are starting to lose their hair. Cashew nuts should be taken to prevent hair loss. This is because cashew nuts contain copper. This protects the darker color of the hair.
Blood pressure is under control
Nowadays everyone has a blood pressure problem regardless of age. Blood pressure is one of the reasons for the current lifestyle. Cashews help keep blood pressure under control. Because cashews are low in sodium and high in potassium, they help control blood pressure.
Preventing the formation of kidney stones
Kidneys are affected by our modern diet today. If the kidney is affected it can cause various infections in the body. Eating cashew nuts daily can help prevent the formation of kidney stones.