BIO Cashew nuts
raw food quality
- natural and unroasted
- from controlled organic agriculture
- with valuable fibre
- to refine muesli and salads or as a snack
- ideal for Asian dishes
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Our natural cashew nuts in raw food quality come from certified organic cultivation and contain valuable fibre. Moreover, they are a source of vegetable protein and therefore an ideal plant-based protein supplied for vegans and vegetarians. Our cashew nuts are all-natural and remain unroasted and unsalted.
Origin and harvest
The cashew tree is an evergreen tree from the sumac family, also known as Anacardiaceae. The Portuguese were the first Europeans to discover the tree in Northeast Brasil. Nowadays, the cashew tree is also cultivated in numerous other countries with a tropical climate. The name cashew derives from Portuguese "caju" or "acaju", the latter being a name from the Indian Tupi language. The cashew tree produces two kinds of fruits, the cashew apple (a so-called accessory or false fruit) and the acutal cashew fruit which carries the seeds. The cashew fruit grows at the end of the cashew apple. Cashew trees grow on nutrient-poor soils and can reach heights of up to 14 metres. Cashew nuts are harvested from February to April. During this time, ripe cashew nuts fall from the trees and can be collected. After the harvest, the nuts have a solid shell and a brown skin around the kernel. Just like pistachios and almonds, cashew nuts are botanically considered drupes.
Flavour and usage
The light, kidney-shaped cashew nuts have a slightly sweet and nutty taste. They are ideal as a snack or to refine mueslis, salads, soups or vegetable dishes. Cashew nuts are also suitable as baking ingredient for bread or buns. Morever, they are very popular in Asian cuisine, for example, in rice dishes, curries or as topping. Cashew nuts should be kept in a cool, dry place, away from oxygen.
How to make your own cashew milk at home:
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Ingredients for 1 liter:
1 cup cashew nuts (natural)
3 cups water
sweeten to taste with pitted dates
- Soak cashews in a bowl of water overnight.
- The next morning, drain the water. Add pitted dates and 3 cups of fresh water. Mix in a blender for two minutes.
- Filter through a tea towel or let the cashew residues settle on their own.
You can enjoy the cashew milk as cool drink with a dash of cinnamon or in fruit shakes, mueslis or pies. Cashew particles might settle in the milk, simply stir before using it.