Cashew butter- A healthy treat

Cashew butter- A healthy treat

Nut butters are used widely by all. They are eaten for breakfast and as snacks alone. Peanut butter has been used but there are various other butters such as almond butter, macadamia nut butter, pine nut butter etc… Let us look at cashew butter now widely available.

Cashew butter is an excellent option for those who are bored  of allergic to peanut butter. Although unusual it is widely available in the organic forms which is free from pesticides and preservatives.

Let us have a look at its nutritional benefits.

  • As any nut butter, it is rich in protein and healthy fats.
  • It is high in monounsaturated fats and low in saturated fats and hence is a heart healthy butter and helps to reduce the triglycerides.
  • Helps patients with diabetes to maintain their blood sugars as they are very low in carbohydrates.
  • It provides the mineral copper which is said to decrease the risk of cancer by its antioxidant properties.
  • It is bone healthy butter thereby providing magnesium which helps to strengthen our bones.

So lather on whole wheat bread or add a tablespoon to your milkshake and slurp it up

Sanjana M Shenoy is a A dietitian from Mangalore, Karnataka, India. Having worked as a Dietitian for the Manipal Group of Hospitals namely KMC hospital Mangalore, India.She is also a consultant for corporate's like Infosys and others, conducting talks and presentations for various associations and local television shows.She consults at her Diet and Nutrition clinic "Nutrihealth" in Mangalore.Also is a visiting consultant to various hospitals in and around Mangalore and also runs an active online consultation.

5 Replies to “Cashew butter- A healthy treat”

  1. …But I have always heard cashew nuts are very high in colesterol and will make you put on weight…is that true? How much of it would you recommend?

  2. i love almond butter and apple slices. Could give some guide lines regarding how much butter can be comsumed while following a healthy diet or if a person is following a diet for weight loss?
    Appreciate the information on your website.

  3. Hi priya,

    Cashews or any other nut for that matter are high in calories. But you should understand that nuts as they are from the plant kingdom, they do not contain cholesterol, so nuts do not contain cholesterol, but contain heart healthy fats. Cashews can be taken about 6-10 pieces per day.

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