Cashew nuts are such a versatile cooking ingredient. Their naturally creamy texture is perfect for making dairy-free cream, ice-cream, milk and cheese. They also make a great addition to stir fries and curries.
Cashew nuts are a good source of magnesium and copper, and have around 18% protein. They have a low fat content of 43%, mostly from unsaturated fatty acids. In particular, cashew nuts are high in oleic acid, which is also one of the defining constituents of olive oil. Cashew nuts are also a great source of potassium, iron and zinc.
Here are some of the ingenious ways cashew nuts can be used...
This chocolate cashew butter makes for a delicious dairy-free sandwich spread, which can also be used to decorate dairy-free cupcakes. We recommend adding orange extract for a luxury chocolate-orange spread!
Cashews are like a secret weapon in a vegan's kitchen cupboard. They can be used to make cashew cream, milk and cheese. This recipe turns them into creamy milk - best of all you don't need to sieve the milk once blended. Check out the full recipe here...
Cashew nuts are a popular addition to asian cooking and are often found in stir fries. This recipe adds them to a prawn and asparagus stir fry - serve alongside brown rice for a protein-rich supper dish.
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