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26 November, 2019 Lifestyle

Healthy Snack: Spiced Roasted Cashews



Looking for a healthy and nutritious snack to take with you when you're on the go? Look no further. Take cashews! Did you know that cashews are high in vitamin K and minerals such as iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, manganese and copper? They are also a source of fiber, thiamin, pantothenic acid and minerals like potassium and selenium.


Try This For a Quick Healthy Recipe

Spice and roast your cashews and discover the exotic taste that garam masala, cumin, coriander and amchoor adds to them.

Ingredients for 5 servings:
  • 150 g raw cashews
  • ½ tbsp. butter
  • A pinch of black salt
  • ½ tbsp. garam masala
  • ½ tbsp. ground cumin
  • ½ tbsp. ground coriander
  • ½ tbsp. amchoor


Preparation:
Add the spices and salt to a bowl and mix them all well. Heat the butter in a pan and, once melted, add the cashews. It’s important to stir constantly until the cashews turn brown. Once browned, turn off the heat and add the spice mix. Mix it well to make sure all the cashews get tasty! Then, transfer the cashews to a plate lined with kitchen paper to allow them to cool completely. Don’t forget to store them in an airtight container!


Discover More Health Benefits of Cashews

Do you like cashews but worry about the calories? Well, they don't have as many as first believed.

A scientific study, published in the journal Nutrients[1], has found that the energy content from cashews is less than previously thought! In fact, CASHEWS MAY HAVE FEWER CALORIES than those stated on food labels. In addition, researchers found that 42 grams per day of cashews did not increase levels of LDL cholesterol, otherwise known as bad cholesterol.

Moreover, including cashews in your diet may help you. Do you want to know why?

Because cashews are high in iron, which contributes to the normal function of the immune system. And not only that, they are good for our planet too: the cashew tree doesn’t need a lot of water, so they grow in poor, dry soil, making them perfect for reforestation programs.

[1] Baer, D., & Novotny, J. (2019). Metabolizable Energy from Cashew Nuts is Less than that Predicted by Atwater Factors. Nutrients, 11(1), 33.
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