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Kitchen Dictionary: cashew nut

The cashew nut grows at the bottom of an edible, pear-like fruit (cashew apple). Cashew nuts have a sweet, buttery flavor. You never see cashews for sale in the shell because between the outer and inner shells covering the nut is an extremely caustic oil. The outer shell must be roasted or burned off with the oil. The kernels are then boiled or roasted again, and a second shell is removed. Cashews are native to the Amazon region, and were introduced to India by the Portuguese in the 16th century. Today, India and East Africa are the world's largest producers.


Season: available year-round

More Cashew Nut Recipes
Popular Cashew Nut Recipes
Chicken and Cashew Nut Curry
Holiday Cashew Nut Loaf
Murg Mumtaz (Indian Chicken Curry With Mild Cashew Nut Curry)

Nutrition Facts

Calculated for 1 oz
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 163
Calories from Fat 118 (72%)
Total Fat 13.2g 20%
Saturated Fat 2.6g 13%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.2g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 181mg 7%
Potassium 160mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 9.3g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0.9g 3%
Sugars 0.9g
Protein 4.3g 8%

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