Organic cashew nuts are produced from frost-sensitive, tropical evergreen trees predominately grown in Vietnam, Nigeria, India and the Ivory Coast. Anacardium occidentale, the botanical name for the cashew tree, was originally grown in Northeastern Brazil where Portuguese colonists began exporting them in the mid-1500's. This popular snack is unique in that it grows from the bottom of the "cashew apple" which is a "false" fruit produced by the tree. The true fruit of the tree is a kidney-shaped drupe within which the seed grows that is commonly known as the cashew nut. The English name for cashews is derived from the Portuguese name "caju" which translates to "nut that produces itself". Cashews are a nutrient-packed nut containing high amounts of protein, dietary fiber, and antioxidants.
A rich source of the dietary minerals copper, manganese, phosphorous, magnesium and vitamins such as thiamine, vitamin B6, and vitamin K; cashews are also known to be a great source of oleic acid which is the same good monounsaturated fat found in olive oil. With a mild and buttery flavor, cashews are commonly used in Indian, Thai and Chinese cuisine.
Our organic raw large white cashew pieces, predominately made up of halves and quarters, make for a wonderful snacking and baking nut or to make cashew milk, butter, and cheese. Cashew pieces are pasteurized in steam under vacuum pasteurization system.
Color: Light beige to light tan
Moisture: Less than or equal to 5.5%
Free Fatty Acids: Less than 1.5%
- Stored in AIB Superior Rated Facility
Product shelf life is dependent on storage conditions and is highly variable. Cashews should be stored under cool, dry conditions and in a humidity controlled environment. The industry standard for shelf life, when stored under optimum conditions, is 12 months from the date of manufacture.
Note: The information listed above for moisture and free fatty acids are averages only. For information on specific lots, please request via our sales department.