Cashew Nuts are the most popular nuts around the globe. Due to its pleasant taste and alluring texture, it is widely consumed around the globe.
The cashew tree is the evergreen tree found in the tropical part of the world. Cashew tree can attend the height of 10 meters. The dwarf variety of cashew that attends the height of around 6 meters is widely cultivated due to huge economic benefits. Cashew is native to Brazil.
The cashew nut lies beneath the apple which color varies from yellow to red. The apple is fragile and degrades in short period of time. The cashew apple is not popular then Cashew nuts. The shell covering the cashew nuts needs to be extracted to make it suitable for consumption.
Consuming cashew produces the allergic reaction to people (1). It is essential to avoid its consumption if allergy occurs.
Cashew leaf and bark has been traditionally used to treat diarrhea in the Traditional Maya Medicine (2).
Health Benefit of Cashew
This is caused by the lack of iron in the diet. Cashew with the lush of iron content in every serving helps in the combat of Anemia.
Due to the content of higher amount of calcium, magnesium, and minerals consuming the cashew nuts helps in the combat of the osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is the condition in which bone becomes weak to due massive loss of calcium.
3. Weight Loss
Obesity has become pandemic in the present world. Regular consumption of the cashew helps to reduce the body weight.
4. Heart Health
Due to the content of healthy fat that is monounsaturated fat, it helps in lowering the bad cholesterol in the blood.
5. Healthy Eye
Due to the presence of antioxidants, it helps in preventing the damage to the eye from the pollution of different types.
Various types of cancer like cancer occurs in the colon can be prevented by the intake of the cashew nuts.
7. Healthy Hair
Due to the innate copper content in the cashew. Consuming the cashew helps to mention healthy hair.
8. Gallstone Prevention
Consumption of the cashew is believed to prevent the formation of the stone in the gallbladder.
9. Retard Aging Process
Due to lush in the antioxidant, it helps in the prevention of the damage caused by the free radical. Free radical is the metabolic byproduct produced inside the human body. Free radical is believed to be the prime cause of aging.
The innate chemical compound in the cashew helps in the combat of the depression of various types.
1. McWilliam V, et al. (2015). "The prevalence of tree nut allergy: a systematic review". Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 15 (9): 555.
2. Saqui, Aurora Garcia (2016). Ix Hmen U Tzaco Ah Maya: Maya Herbal Medicine. Caye Caulker, Belize: Produccicones de la Hamaca. p. 47.