It’s National Cashew Day in the USA on November 23rd – a holiday dedicated to everyone who loves this variety of nut. Despite its name, cashews are native to Brazil, and today they are a popular snack and ingredient for dishes across the world. India, Nigeria, and Vietnam are some of the world’s biggest suppliers of cashews.
Cashews can be used to make all sorts of sweet dishes from pies to bars and creams. They can also be used to make sauces, added to cereals, spread on toast, and used to make desserts. Cashew oil is also extracted from the nut and used for cosmetics.
- Cashews should be stored in a glass jar or paper bag at room temperature, not in the refrigerator.
- Cashews are the weakest allergen amongst other nut varieties, but that doesn’t mean you should eat them without caution.
- Cashews are high in fiber, so nutritionists advise against overindulging in them to avoid constipation.
- A 100-gram serving of cashews contains 570 calories.
- Cashews are beneficial for diabetics as they can help to lower blood sugar.
- Cashews are also beneficial for men and women and can help improve the body.
- Eating cashews can help to strengthen teeth by fighting bacteria that damage enamel.
- Cashews have a positive effect on the brain and can help reduce stress.
How to take part
Celebrate National Cashew Day by trying a nutty snack or having a conversation with friends about it. You could also surprise someone by preparing a dish made with cashews. Learn more about the benefits of cashews and share them with your followers on social media.
When is National Cashew Day celebrated in 2023?
National Cashew Day is observed on November 23 each year.