Are Raw Cashews Good For You? - Glendas Farmhouse

Raw cashews from Glenda’s Farmhouse make tasty dishes tastier and are good for you too. As you add items to your cart, include all your healthy favorites for snacking and cooking nutritious meals for your family. 

Are Raw Cashews Good For You? Safety concerns are a myth sometimes connected to raw cashews. However, the issue doesn’t exist in North America. None of the cashews sold here are raw in the literal sense. They’re all pasteurized to eliminate any toxin that naturally lives within the outer shell of the cashew. 

A “raw” cashew has been processed but hasn’t been roasted or salted. As with vegetables and other nuts, cooking removes some nutrients, so the raw form is healthier. In this state, cashews are soft with a sweeter taste than the crisp, savory notes of toasted cashews.

Raw cashews are usually preferred when processing your cheese, sour cream, heavy cream, milk, or flour substitutes.  

We know if foods are good for us by evaluating their nutrition content. 

Nutrition Facts for a Serving of Cashews

1 serving = 1 ounce = 28.35 grams = ¼ cup = about 1 handful = about 18 whole cashews

  • 157 calories
  • 8.56 g carbohydrates
  • 1.68 g sugar
  • .9 g fiber
  • 5.17 g protein
  • 12.43 g total fat
  • 2.2 g saturated fat
  • 7 g monounsaturated fat
  • 2 g polyunsaturated fat
  • 10 mg calcium
  • 1.89 mg iron
  • 83 mg magnesium
  • 168 mg phosphorus
  • 187 mg potassium
  • 3 mg sodium
  • 1.64 mg zinc

Cashews are known for a wide range of health benefits. Many of these benefits come from the monounsaturated fats that are incredibly prevalent within cashews. These fats can turn around cholesterol numbers, increasing the good HDL and lowering the bad LDL cholesterol numbers. Healthy cholesterol leads to cleaner arteries, lower blood pressure, and a reduced chance of heart attack or stroke. 

The protein found within cashews rivals that of animal-sourced protein. Cashew consumption is a healthy alternative to meat, leading to longer-lasting feelings of fullness, higher metabolism rates, and more fiber. These factors help with weight management, a benefit that can help avoid cardiovascular disease, Type II diabetes, chronic pain, and other significant health issues.

From the bones to the brain, systems throughout the body benefit from incorporating cashews into the diet regularly.

Stocking Cashews in Your Kitchen

Good for you and easy to use, cashews should be in your kitchen, ready to cook and enjoy as a snack or in a sauce, batter, etc. To store your Glenda’s Farmhouse cashews, choose an airtight container and place it in a pantry – away from heat, moisture, and light. Alternatively, you can store the cashews in the refrigerator for 12 months and in the freezer for 24 months.

Looking for a cashew supplier? Glenda’s Farmhouse, a daughter company of Andersen & Sons Shelling, sells our products. We believe in community, nutrition, sustainable agricultural practices, and innovation. 

Raw cashews are good for you, and Glenda’s Farmhouse is a resource you can count on for quality, cost-effectiveness, and convenience. Order online, pose queries, provide feedback, or express concerns by clicking here or calling (530) 839-2236.