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Nuts, Cashews

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About This Food

Description

Cashews are the seeds of a tree that is native to Africa and South America, although most cashews are imported from India.

You will notice that cashews are always sold shelled. This is because their shells contain a caustic oil.

Cashews are an excellent source of magnesium, as well as a good source of protein, iron and zinc.

Estimated Glycemic Load=0
Antioxidant Score (
ORAC)=1,948

Selecting & Storing

Store cashews in a cool, dry place.

Special diets
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • High Protein Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Whole Foods
Benefits
Excellent Source of
  • Magnesium
  • Copper
  • Manganese
Good Source of
  • Iron
  • Protein
  • Zinc
  • VitaminK
  • Phosphorous
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Molds
  • No Citrus
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Coconut
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 ounce(s)nuts

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Calories: 155

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 128 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
12.28 g
Saturated Fat
2.18 g
Monounsaturated Fat
6.66 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
2.2 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
17 g
ALA
17 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
8.45 g
Net Carbohydrate
7.53 g
Sugars
1.65 g
Fiber
0.92 g
Protein
5.1 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
0 IU
0%
Vitamin C
0.14 mg
0%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0.25 IU
1%
Vitamin B6
0.12 mg
6%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
9.55 mg
12%
Folate
7 mcg
2%
Niacin
0.3 mg
2%
Riboflavin
0.02 mg
1%
Thiamin
0.12 mg
8%
Choline
0 mg
0%
Minerals
Calcium
10.36 mg
1%
Copper
0.61 mg
30%
Iron
1.87 mg
10%
Magnesium
81.76 mg
20%
Manganese
0.46 mg
23%
Phosphorous
166.04 mg
17%
Potassium
184.8 mg
5%
Selenium
5.57 mcg
8%
Sodium
3.36 mg
0%
Zinc
1.62 mg
11%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
6.16 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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