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Cashew nuts

What are cashew nuts?

About the ingredient cashew nuts. Including 208 recipes with cashew nuts, nutrition data, and where to find it.



The cashew nut is a popular snack, and its rich flavor means that it is often eaten on its own, lightly salted or sugared. Cashew nuts are sold covered in chocolate, but due to their higher price compared to peanuts and almonds, cashews are not so common.

Cashews are a staple in vegan diets. They are used as a base in sauces and gravies, and can take on sweet properties for frostings and cookies.

Raw cashews can also be made into a vegan milk (in a manner similar to almond milk) known as nut milk. They are an excellent source of protein and a raw, natural source of energy.

The fats and oils in cashew nuts are 54% monounsaturated fat (18:1), 18% polyunsaturated fat (18:2), and 16% saturated fat (9% palmitic acid(16:0) and 7% stearic acid (18:0))


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 oz (28g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 154Calories from Fat 110
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 12.3g 19%
Saturated Fat 2.2g 11%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 8.5g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1.7
Protein 5.1g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Cashew nuts are usually found in the baking supplies section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Cashew nuts are a member of the Nut and Seed Products US Department of Agriculture nutritional food group.

How much do cashew nuts weigh?

Measure Grams
1 oz 28

In Chinese:腰果
British (UK) term: Cashew nuts
en français:noix de cajou
en español:anacardos

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