Useful properties of cashew

 Cashew tree with fruits
 This South American walnut quite rightly occupies the upper line in the list of gourmet nuts, because it has a great taste and a lot of useful trace elements in the composition.

Cashew - a heat-loving evergreen tree that has a thick twisting the trunk and spreading branches. At the height of such a tree grows up to 15 meters. At home, apart from the cashew nut in the food consumed and the apple, which is a delicacy for us - due to the fact that it is perishable, it can not be delivered in any other country.

The different peoples of the world, this nut is used in different ways. Some, for example, is considered a powerful aphrodisiac, others - remedy for asthma, while others use the properties of cashew in the treatment of diabetes and disorders of the stomach. Some ancient peoples used the nut, oddly enough, tattooing.

Official medicine claims that the cashew has antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic, tonic and antidizenteriynymi properties.

Use of cashew lies in the fact that when taking it into food can significantly reduce the level of cholesterol. This also ensures the correct exchange of fatty acids and proteins in our body. With the help of these nuts can normalize the work of the cardiovascular system, as well as significantly strengthen the immune system. All the healing properties of cashew explained by the presence in it large amounts of vitamins, carbohydrates and proteins. And a high content of potassium, phosphorus, zinc and iron.

Indispensable cashews for toothache, dystrophy, psoriasis, metabolic disorders and anemia.

Of course, cashew calories, as in other nuts enough Thus, 100 g of the product contains as much as 600 kcal, but also many of the compounds therein mineral and vitamins. For example, a high content of these nuts vitamins, PP and E, which are extremely useful for women. In addition, they contain calcium and (37 mg per 100 g of product), iron (6, 68 mg per 100 g), magnesium (292 mg), phosphorus (593 mg), sodium (12 mg), potassium (660 mg ) and zinc (5, 78 mg).

For high calorie cashew recommend to use for people suffering from malnutrition or anemia, if you want to gain weight. However, those who want to get rid of the extra kilos, nutritionists advise the same. Because cashews are well absorbed and saturate, they help to reduce caloric intake. Naturally, this is their need in small amounts by substituting other dishes.

The use of cashew

Cashew consists of two parts: an apple and nuts. Apples have a pleasant sour pulp, which is used not only in raw form, often out of it make jam, compotes, jellies, drinks and condiments, which is called "chutney". In Latin America, especially popular drink "kazhuina", which is obtained from a dilute sugar and apple juice enriched with cashew tree. These apples are rich in tannin, but the port for 24 hours, so do not be transported to other countries.

Sami nuts are widely used in cooking, as are a great self-starters, an excellent ingredient in many salads, first and second courses, as well as pastries and sauces.  Cashew nuts

Cashews can be eaten as food in cheese and fried. This roasted nut has a sweet and soft taste.

Qualitative nuts collected in India, Brazil, Kenya, Tanzania, Benin, Mozambique and Madagascar. And taxes, and cleaning this type of nuts is a manual process. Since these works are labor intensive and dangerous, the price of cashew nuts is high enough.

Harm cashew

Along with the great benefit of cashew it has harmful properties.

Walnut ever sold in the shell because it contains a very caustic substance such as kardol and anakardovaya acid. After contact with skin, these elements can cause severe irritation, but if accidentally ingested, they can provoke poisoning. Knowing this property cashew them thoroughly treated before sale - carefully extracted and purified from the shell by shell. For this same reason, they are not sold in the form of natural cheese and is previously subjected to heat treatment, during which vaporized completely contained in the nut butter, can also cause food poisoning.

The main contraindications to the use of cashew is their intolerance or allergy.