Cashew Nut Oil Details.
Cashew nut oil
Cashew nut oil is manufactured by pressing cashew nuts and is extensively used as a cooking medium and also as a salad dressing. There are different grades of this edible oil and the premium quality is produced from single cold pressing of cashew nuts. This is considered to be a high quality cooking oil and a healthier option as compared to other types of oils. In addition to the food industry, it is also used in the making of certain cosmetics.
High amounts of unsaturated fatty acids are present in cashew nut oil, which translates into abundance of moisture. It can be applied on a regular basis to replenish skin hydration. Being rich in vitamin E, the oil plays an important role in anti-aging mechanism and has emerged to be a significant ingredient in age-defying beauty products.
The cashew tree is a native of Brazil; however, it is now also grown in many tropical regions of the world, including India, Africa, and certain parts of Asia. The nut is located at the bottom of the cashew apple or the sweet fruit from the tree. This nut is highly popular across the world although a bit expensive than other nuts.
The process of extraction of cashew oil is lengthy which makes it more expensive as compared to other cooking edible oils. The oil comes with an abundance of vitamins including vitamins A, D, and E. Protein and fatty acids provide the much needed energy to people using the oil.
Cashew nut oil with an abundance of vitamin E delivers a host of antioxidant properties, and helps in preventing different types of cancer and other fatal diseases. It also aids in improving the immunity of the body. High amounts of monounsaturated fatty acids like oleic acid and linoleic acid can help lower LDL cholesterol level and keep the heart healthy.
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Cashew nut oil specifications
The specifications of raw cashews are 5% water, 30% carbohydrates, 44% fat, and 18% protein. If we take 100 grams as a reference amount, raw cashews would provide 553 calories, 67% of the Daily Value (DV) in total fats, 36% DV of protein, 13% DV of dietary fiber and 11% DV of carbohydrates. The nuts are rich sources of different types of dietary minerals, such as copper, manganese, phosphorus, and magnesium, to mention a few
Cashews also contain thiamin, vitamin B6, and vitamin K. Other elements present in significant amounts in the nuts are iron, potassium, zinc, and selenium. Cashews also contain 113 milligrams of beta-sitosterol.
Cashew Nut Oil nutrition
The nutritional information for 100 g of cashew nut oil is mentioned below.
• Calories 884 kcal
• Total fat 100 g
• Saturated fat 19.6 g
• Trans Fat 0 g
• Cholesterol 0 mg
• Sodium 0 mg
• Total Carbohydrate 0 g
• Dietary Fiber 0 g
• Sugars, total 0 g
• Protein 0 g
• Vitamin D 0 IU
• Calcium 0 mg
• Iron 0 mg
• Potassium 0 mg