Cashews are a type of nut with a soft consistency and sweet flavor. Cashews have recently been used to make dairy alternatives, such as cashew milk, cashew-based cheese and cashew-based cream sauces and sour cream.
Cashews are low in sugar and rich in fiber, heart-healthy fats, and plant protein. They’re also a good source of copper, magnesium, and manganese — nutrients important for energy production, brain health, immunity, and bone health.
Cashews are originated in Brazil, but are now cultivated in many parts of the world, including India, Vietnam, and Nigeria. Cashews are exported and imported by countries around the world. The top importing countries of cashews include the United States, the European Union, and Vietnam, among others.