Cashews nuts, originally, were native to Brazil, the Portuguese settlers exported the nuts. Today, India, Vietnam, Nigeria and Ivory Coast lead in Cashew cultivation. The name Cashew is derived from the Portuguese word cajú, meaning a nut that produces itself. Cashew nuts are rich sources of copper, iron, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, protein, thiamin, Vitamins B6, K and zinc. It’s said that a single 100 gram serving of Cashew nuts contains almost 36% of protein, 13% of dietary fiber and 11% of carbohydrates. It’s no wonder that Cashew nuts are a popular and healthy snack alternative. Cashew nuts are not only an essential part of Indian cooking, but are also the base for many an Indian dessert. Cashew nuts are sometimes coated with black pepper powder for added taste. Please note: The description provided is not meant to be a substitute for medical advice; be sure to consult your doctor.
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