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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.

Cashew butter
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Cashew butter being ground
TypeSpread
Main ingredientsCashews

Cashew butter is high in protein, unsaturated fats and Vitamin B.[1]

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.[2] However, it contains less fat than most nuts.[3]

Cashew butter was among the foods packaged in metal cans for United States civil defense survival kits during the Cold War.[citation needed]

According to the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service it is better to eat raw cashew butter than the roasted variety, due to the higher nutrient levels.[4]

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.[4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Natural Solutions. "From fat burning to cancer protecting - which nut butter is best for you". Archived from the original on 5 July 2013. Retrieved 25 June 2013.
  2. ^ Gray, Christine. "Is Cashew Butter Healthy?". The San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 25 June 2013.
  3. ^ Fitday. "6 Alternative Resources For Peanut Butter Nutrition". Retrieved 25 June 2013.
  4. ^ a b Wile, Elise. "Roasted cashew butter". Retrieved 25 June 2013.