4 Reasons We Love Cashew Nuts
Cashew Nuts are one of our biggest selling products on Ginni's - so we wanted to dig a little deeper into why. These little nuts are full of amazing health benefits, so it's no wonder so many of our customers stock up on them regularly! Let's take a look at those health benefits...
Lower fat than most nuts.
Cashews actually have a lower fat content than most other nuts, approximately 82% of their fat is unsaturated fatty acids, plus about 66% of this unsaturated fatty acid content are heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, similar to those found in olive oil.
They help you have a healthy heart
Research shows that eating more nuts, such as Cashews, can lower your risk for cardiovascular disease. This may occur by reducing blood pressure and “bad” cholesterol levels. Nuts are naturally cholesterol-free and contain good amounts of heart-healthy fats, fibre, and protein.
They're good for your eyes
Cashew Nuts also contain high levels of lutein and zeaxanthin, which act as antioxidants when consumed regularly. A good excuse to have a few Cashews as a mid-morning snack! These compounds protect the eyes from light damage (which can turn into blindness in the elderly), and can even help decrease the instance of cataracts.
A good all-rounder
Cashews contain 31% of the daily recommended value for copper, along with 23% for manganese, 20% for magnesium and 17% for phosphorus, add to that 12% of the daily recommended value for vitamin K.
In case you need any more convincing, our Cashew Nuts come in a range of flavours, so there's sure to be one that suits you and your snacking cravings!