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Cashew butter is a food spread made from baked or roasted cashews. It is rich and creamy in flavour and when stored the oils and solids separate easily requiring it to be mixed before each use.It is recommended to store cashew butter in the refrigerator after the first use to prevent it from going rancid.

Cashew butter is high in protein, unsaturated fats and Vitamin B.

One tablespoon of unsalted cashew butter provides 94 calories, 12 percent of the daily value of fat and 8 percent of the daily value of saturated fat. However, it contains less fat than most nuts.

Cashew butter was among the foods packaged in metal cans for U.S. Civil Defense survival kits during the

According to the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service it is better to eat raw cashew butter due to the higher nutrient levels than the roasted variety.

Cashew butter can be spread on toast, added to smoothies or oatmeal, used as a dip for apple slices or as the base for vegan cashew nut cheese

 

Cashews, raw
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 553 kcal (2,310 kJ)
30.19 g
Starch 0.74 g
Sugars

5.91 g

0.00 g
Dietary fiber 3.3 g
43.85 g
Saturated 7.783 g
Monounsaturated 23.797 g
Polyunsaturated 7.845 g
18.22 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A 0 IU
Thiamine (B1)
(37%)

0.423 mg

Riboflavin (B2)
(5%)

0.058 mg

Niacin (B3)
(7%)

1.062 mg

Pantothenic acid (B5)
(17%)

0.86 mg

Vitamin B6
(32%)

0.417 mg

Folate (B9)
(6%)

25 μg

Vitamin B12
(0%)

0 μg

Vitamin C
(1%)

0.5 mg

Vitamin D
(0%)

0 μg

Vitamin E
(6%)

0.90 mg

Vitamin K
(32%)

34.1 μg

Minerals
Calcium
(4%)

37 mg

Copper
(110%)

2.2 mg

Iron
(51%)

6.68 mg

Magnesium
(82%)

292 mg

Manganese
(79%)

1.66 mg

Phosphorus
(85%)

593 mg

Potassium
(14%)

660 mg

Selenium
(28%)

19.9 μg

Sodium
(1%)

12 mg

Zinc
(61%)

5.78 mg

Other constituents
Water 5.20 g

Percentages are roughly approximated using US recommendations for adults.

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