Although cashews are quite sweet, if you want an even sweeter butter and if you don't have a sweet tooth, you can also add 1-2 teaspoons of honey.
Also, that pinch of salt is optional and not recommended for those suffering from cardiovascular conditions.
→ The amount of oils used can vary depending on how thin or thick you want your cashew butter to be.
→ Also, any type of oil can be used, but an oil with a neutral taste is recommended so as not to alter the basic taste of the main ingredient - cashew nuts. For example, grape seed oil has a neutral taste, but it is also very valuable from a nutritional point of view. Coconut oil is a very good binder, especially when the product is refrigerated, helping to solidify and creaminess. An excellent source of protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants
→ Cashew butter is a butter rich in protein and carbohydrates.
→ Due to the protein source, cashew butter has a positive effect on bone health and especially on the growth and maintenance of muscle mass.
→ Cashew butter is rich in minerals such as phosphorus, copper, iron, magnesium, selenium, zinc. Magnesium and iron help boost energy, reducing fatigue and exhaustion. Zinc helps maintain healthy hair, nails and skin.
→ Cashew butter has less omega 3 fats than other types of butter (peanuts, almonds, walnuts). Nutritional information / 100 g of cashew butter:
Provides x% of RDA
- Calories: 650 Kcal
- Fat: 53 g
- - Saturated fat: 10 g
- - Mono-unsaturated fat: 29 g< /li>
- - Polyunsaturated fats: 11 g
- Carbohydrates: 20 g
- - Sugars: 5.4 g
- Proteins: 18 g
- Fiber: 4.2 g
Storage and validity:
- Vitamin K: 32%, 34.1 µg
- Phosphorus: 70%, 490mg
- Copper: 110%, 2.2mg
- Iron: 51%, 6.68mg
- Magnesium: 82%, 292mg
- Selenium: 28%, 19.9µg
- Zinc: 32%, 5.78mg
→ To keep hermetically closed, in a cool, dark and dry place, ideally in the refrigerator
→ Shelf life: can be kept in the refrigerator, hermetically sealed up to 3 months
→ Once opened, consume it as soon as possible, maximum one month
→ It is recommended to prepare small quantities, so that they can be consumed in the shortest possible time.
Cashew butter is a versatile preparation, with a special (delicious) taste that can be consumed as such or in various preparations.
Cashew butter ideal for breakfast, as an addition to oatmeal or eaten as a spread (on slices of bread) or rounds).
Ideally, it is recommended ~10-20 grams of butter per day, consumed in the morning, at breakfast.
A spoonful 1-2 times a day.
⚠ Cashew butter is a caloric product, and therefore it is recommended, not to exceed 40 g of cashew butter per day for an adult weighing ~80 kg.
It can be consumed for long periods of time, with the recommendation to take a break of 1-2 weeks after 2-3 months.