Cashew nuts

We import our cashew nuts (also known as caju seeds) from Vietnam where our most trustworthy suppliers cultivate them with utmost care and shell them by hand (with designated clamps and gloves) after softening the shell by soaking the cashews in water. They are then carefully sorted to guarantee both colour and size are up to standards.
Cashews can be eaten raw, roasted or salted; they are crunchy yet soft inside and have an enticingly sweet and buttery flavour.
From a nutritional point of view, cashew nuts are a good source of healthy monounsaturated fats, which are good for the heart, proteins, fibers, vitamin E, and minerals like magnesium and copper. They also contain antioxidants, such as polyphenols, which help protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals.

Cashews are really peculiar seeds for the fact that they grow outside of the caju fruit, more specifically, they grow out of the fruit’s lower end and are wrapped in a shell containing a caustic resinous oil called cashew balm. The balm is commonly used by factories to produce paints and insecticides. Due to its causticity, when in contact with skin and mucous membranes it can cause severe irritation.