Are Cashews Good for You? - Glendas Farmhouse

Have you heard that cashews are not good for you? Allow us to put that myth to rest. As part of a healthy diet, cashew consumption builds a strong body, and Glenda’s Farmhouse is a quality source.

Quality Assurance from Glenda’s Farmhouse

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The Glenda’s promise is one of quality. We strive to provide total customer satisfaction for every transaction, work as sustainably as possible, and offer wholesome goods for our customers.

Our facilities are fully peanut-free, and our mission focuses on family and friends, quality foods, sustainable practices, and technical innovations.

Headquartered in Vina, California, Glenda’s Farmhouse produces quality food for the US and the rest of the world.

Enjoy Cashews Guilt-Free

The cashew is a popular snack, topping, and culinary ingredient, but it often gets a bad rep as an unhealthy, overly expensive indulgence.

Allow us to break down the nutritional details of cashews as well as the health benefits of their consumption.

A single serving of cashews = one ounce = 28 grams = about 18 nuts.


  • 165 calories
  • <1 gram protein
  • 14 grams fat
  • 9 grams carbohydrates
  • <1 gram fiber
  • 1 gram sugar
  • Copper – 67% DV (Daily Value)
  • Magnesium – 20% DV
  • Manganese – 20% DV
  • Zinc – 15% DV
  • Phosphorus – 13% DV
  • Iron – 11% DV
  • Selenium – 10% DV
  • Thiamine – 10% DV
  • Vitamin K – 8% DV
  • Vitamin B6 – 7% DV

Cashew Health Advantages

Improvements to Cardiovascular Health – Cashew consumption provides several good factors for heart health. Research suggests that magnesium reduces the likelihood of developing ischemic heart disease, and cashews have 10 percent of the recommended daily value of this mineral. Magnesium also reduces the risk of suffering a hemorrhagic stroke.

Cashews also contain a healthy amount of stearic acids, which reduce LDL cholesterol, the unwanted type of cholesterol.

Preventing and Managing Diabetes – Being low in carbs, cashews are a viable choice for people with diabetes and pre-diabetics. They will not cause surges in blood sugar.

Healthy eating can and should include cashews, especially those from Glenda’s Farmhouse!

Preparing, Storing and Using Cashews

Glenda’s Farmhouse cashews are deserving of a dedicated spot in your kitchen. We suggest storing cashews in an airtight container and away from heat. If you plan to use them in the near term, cashews can be kept at room temperature, but if you plan to keep them longer, you should store them in the freezer or refrigerator.

Cashews can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. Whether you grab a handful as a snack or employ them as an ingredient in various dishes, cashews offer a combination of flavor, crunch, and nuttiness.

Ideas for using cashews:

  • Toss into a salad.
  • Throw into a healthy trail mix
  • Incorporate into homemade granola.
  • Roast with green beans
  • Add to a wrap.
  • Top oatmeal, yogurt, ice cream, etc.
  • Add to noodles or a sauce.
  • Crumble and use in place of breadcrumbs.

Once you establish that cashews are good for you, you can stop feeling guilty for relishing their delicious taste. Glenda’s Farmhouse offers a convenient and affordable way to keep you well-supplied. Learn more or place an order by calling (530) 839-2236 or clicking here.