The Steps Involved in Cashew Processing

Cashews are grown in Central and South America, the West Indies, East Africa and India. Cashews are known for their sweet nutty flavor and are used in the baking of cakes, cookies, and breads. They also make great cashew brittle, and can be used to make gravies, sauces and a type of vegan milk. Raw cashews are jam packed with nutrition. In fact they are an important staple in a vegan diet due to this very important fact. Cashews happen to be an excellent source of iron, magnesium, Phosphorous, zinc, copper, selenium, protein, folate and B vitamins.

Cashew nuts have a high fat content, but it Cashews supplier Vietnam is considered healthy fat. They contain 75% oleic acid, the same heart healthy monounsaturated fat found in olive oil and polyunsaturated fat. Monounsaturated fat reduces triglyceride levels and magnesium lowers blood pressure and may reduce blood pressure.

With this handy nutritional information, enjoy a handful of cashew nuts today. Need a cashew recipe for cashew brittle? Just follow the instructions below.

Cashew Brittle (1 pound)

1-1/2 cup raw cashew nuts
1 cup sugar
1 cup butter
1 tablespoon corn syrup
Wax paper
Baking pan
Thermometer

Combine sugar, butter, corn syrup, and cook on low heat, stirring occasionally. Make sure to look for 290 degree reading on the thermometer. Wait time is about 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in cashews, and spread a ¼ inch thick layer on wax paper lined pan. Wait until brittle is cool and hard, then break into portions and enjoy!