Nutritional value of cashews
Through research evaluation of experts, cashew nut is recommended to be used for developing subjects: especially growing children, pregnant and lactating women, people who need to recover from illness.
The amount of substances contained in cashews is considered to be superior to other foods. According to research, for every 100g of cashews, it gives you about 550-600 kcal. While foods in cereals give 300 to 350 kcal, with meats it gives 150-200 kcal.
The main nutritional components of cashews
Cashew nuts contain: Protein for daily activities, non-fat mono lipid and a number of important minerals that the body desperately needs. Phosphorus is needed for development, Magnesium participates in many metabolic and metabolic cycles. Together with potassium, it plays an important role in metabolic processes and participates in the pH regulation buffer system of the cell. And Iron plays a role in preventing anemia.
The fat in cashews is mostly unsaturated fatty acids and does not contain cholesterol. They will help you to lose weight and support a difficult diet.
1. Fat content
The fat and oil content of the cashew nut contributes significantly to its energy content and includes triglycerides of oleic acid (73.8%) and linoleic acid (7.67%) (Ohler, 1979).
2. Vitamin content
Cashew nut is known as nut that contains a lot of Vitamin E and has many uses and is very suitable for dieting, reducing cardiovascular risk for the elderly. Besides, cashews are also an important component in lipid metabolism and powerful antioxidant.
An interesting thing is that this nut is rich in B vitamins, especially B1 that helps stimulate your taste buds. Besides, it also helps the nervous system to relax, providing a variety of vitamins that are useful for your skin. Cashew nuts really deserve to become more popular thanks to its benefits, right?
3. Content of minerals
Cashew nut is really a valuable food when it contains a lot of minerals like calcium, selsenuin, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus, copper and iron.
4. Amino acid and protein content
The content of essential amino acids/1g of protein in cashew nut is > 50% - 200% of the recommended requirement for adults. The content of amino acids (in % of protein in cashews) is as follows: Arginin (10.3%), Histidine (1.8%), Lysine (3.3%), Tyrosine (3.2%), Phenylalanine (4.4%), Cystin ( 1%), Methionine (1.3%), Threonine (2.8%), Valin (4.5%).
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