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Health Benefits and Other Info

Cashews are high in calories. 100g of nuts provide 553 calories. They are packed with soluble dietary fiber, 

vitamins, minerals and numerous health-promoting phyto-chemicals that help protect from diseases and 


B-Vitamin Bounty

· Cashews are also rich in many essential vitamins such as pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), pyridoxine 

(vitamin B-6), riboflavin, and thiamin (vitamin B-1). These vitamins are essential in the sense that our 

bodies require them from external sources to replenish and essential for metabolism of protein, fat, and 

carbohydrates at cellular levels.


Weight Loss

· People who eat nuts twice a week are much less likely to gain weight than those who rarely eat nuts. 

Cashew nuts are indeed relatively high in fat, but it is considered "good fat." This is attributable to the ideal 

fat ratio in the nut, 1:2:1 for saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated, respectively, which is 

recommended by scientists for tip-top health.

· Cashew nuts contain less fat than most other popular nuts, including peanuts, pecans, almonds and 

walnuts. They are dense in energy and high in dietary fiber, making them a very valuable snack for 

managing weight gain.


Healthy Eyes

· In addition, the nuts are also containing small amount of Zea-xanthin, an important flavonoid 

antioxidant, which selectively absorbed into the retinal macula lutea in the eyes. It is thought to provide 

antioxidant and protective UV ray filtering functions and helps prevent age related macular degeneration 

(ARMD) in the elderly.