Thoughtful planning leads to success. If you want to live a healthier life, start with meal planning. Unsalted cashews and other wholesome nut products from Glenda’s Farmhouse contribute to a nutritious diet, healthy body, and positive mindset.
Glenda’s Farmhouse’s Commitment to Quality
Glenda’s Farmhouse provides an array of nutritious foods for tables worldwide. We utilize sustainable practices, prioritize health and nourishment, believe in friends, family, and food, and embrace innovative and traditional farming practices.
Operating out of Vina, California, all of our facilities are peanut-free, and our catalog includes cashews, walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, flavored sea salts, and more. Glenda’s Farmhouse is a daughter company of Andersen & Sons Shelling, a century-old operation, and shares the commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.
All about Cashews
Cashews grow on the cashew tree as a seed and have a rich nutritional profile and versatile culinary features. Glenda’s Farmhouse cashews should be part of your diet as a snack and recipe ingredient.
When harvested, cashews contain a toxic substance called urushiol, so they’re processed to remove the toxin and then sold as raw cashews. Raw cashews have actually been cooked, but they haven’t been toasted. This form provides the most health benefits.
Health Impacts of Cashews
Cashews provide a range of health benefits when consumed regularly because of the depth of nutrients they contain. The following nutritional profile relates to a single one-ounce serving, which is about 28 grams:
- 157 calories
- 5 g protein
- 12 g fat
- 9 g carbohydrates
- 1 g fiber
- 67% DV copper
- 20% DV magnesium
- 20% DV manganese
- 15% DV zinc
- 13% DV phosphorus
- 11% DV iron
- 10% DV selenium
- 10% DV thiamine
- 8% DV Vitamin K
- 7% DV Vitamin B6
In cashews, you’ll find:
- Unsaturated fat for improved heart health through lower total cholesterol numbers, lower LDL “bad” cholesterol, and higher HDL “good” cholesterol numbers;
- Minimal sugar, significant fiber, and a high level of protein for management of weight, blood sugar, and blood pressure;
- Copper for energy, brain development and function, and immunity
- Magnesium and manganese for bone health;
- Antioxidants – polyphenols and carotenoids – for defeating free radicals that damage cells and lead to cancer, cognitive decline, and other inflammation-related diseases;
- Reduced absorption of calories for a significantly decreased intake of calories than the 157 calories available in an ounce of cashews and greater satiation from high levels of fiber and protein;
- Low sugar and high fiber mitigate blood sugar spikes for Type II diabetes patients and even prevent the development of the condition.
Easy Ways to Consume More Cashews
Cashews are generally the first nut gone from a can of mixed nuts because they’re such a perfect, tasty snack. When you keep a supply of Glenda’s Farmhouse cashews on hand, you can snack on them regularly, but that’s not the only way you can ensure your family benefits from their nutritional power.
Cashews can be used whole or ground in a food processor and then incorporated into all sorts of meals – including stir fries, sauces, salads, soups, and batter for baking.
Cashew cheese and sour cream are also popular alternatives to regular cheese and sour cream when dairy or fat content is a concern.
Now that you know how good unsalted cashews are for you and how easy they are to use, keep your kitchen stocked with Glenda’s Farmhouse products. We deliver quickly and conveniently when you order online or by phone at (530) 839-2236. You can also contact us online by clicking here to provide feedback or ask questions.