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
|Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)|
|Energy||553 kcal (2,310 kJ)|
|Dietary fiber||3.3 g|
|Vitamin A||0 IU|
|Pantothenic acid (B5)||
|Percentages are roughly approximated using US recommendations for adults.|