The cashew is not a nut; it is a seed. The cashew apple is the fruit of a tropical evergreen tree (Anacardium occidentale). And the cashew is its seed.
Raw cashews have a lower fat content than most other nuts, and approximately 75% of their fat is unsaturated fatty acids. In addition, about 75% of this unsaturated fatty acid content is oleic acid, the same heart-healthy monounsaturated fat found in olive oil. Studies have shown that oleic acid promotes good cardiovascular health. Studies have also shown that monounsaturated fat, when added to a low-fat diet, can help to reduce high triglyceride levels.
Cashews are a good source of antioxidants. Alkyl phenols, in particular, are abundant in cashews.
Cashews are also a good source of several dietary trace minerals: magnesium, copper, manganese, and phosphorus.
Magnesium plays an important role in maintaining a healthy blood pressure. Studies have shown that people who have low magnesium levels are at higher risk of heart disease. Like calcium, magnesium plays an important role in building and maintaining bone health.
Copper is needed for maintaining healthy collagen, a substance that lines blood vessels and supports the skin and joints. Copper is also important for helping the body use iron and for production of melanin, the pigment that gives hair its color. Copper also aids in the absorption of zinc which has a host of important health benefits especially to males.
Ambiance™ C o n f e c t i o n s uses only the highest quality cashews available. Our cashews are certified organic by A Bee Organic (De Luz, California). They are also raw, non-GMO, and naturally gluten free. These cashews are processed using low temperature drying techniques to preserve all the vital enzymes and nutrients that they naturally contain.