Childhood memories can resonate for decades to come.
For some of us, right around Thanksgiving through Christmas season we would feast on nuts and peppermints. The nuts were usually mixed and in a can.
Typical of children, we would search through the can and rate the nuts we loved best and leave the ones for last that we didn’t.
Salty peanuts tasted great with jelly peppermint sweets.
Cashews tasted great all by themselves.
Many seem to be in agreement about the great taste of cashews which can feel like a delicacy. So often when a food tastes good, it most likely is not good for you.
Cashews are different.
According to the informative team at nuts.com, “Cashews contain heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, including oleic and palmitoleic acids (Nutrition and You, 2012). These are essential fatty acids that have been associated with lower levels of unhealthy LDL cholesterol and higher levels of healthy HDL cholesterol. As a result, consumption of the monounsaturated fats in cashews is associated with decreased risk of cardiovascular disease (Kris-Etherton, 1999).”
They add that cashews Provide Nearly 100 Percent of Your Recommended Daily Copper Intake Copper is a trace mineral that we get in very small amounts, mostly from animal sources such as crab, mussels, liver and oysters.
Cashews are commonly used in Indian cuisine and Pakistani cuisine, whole for garnishing sweets or curries, or ground into a paste that forms a base of sauces for curries, or some sweets. It is also used in powdered form in the preparation of several Indian sweets and desserts.
In Brazil, cashew fruit juice and the fruit pulp are used in the production of sweets, juice, alcoholic beverages, such as cachaça, and as a flour, milk or cheese. In Panama, the cashew fruit is cooked with water and sugar for a prolonged time to make a sweet, brown, paste-like dessert called dulce de marañón. In the 21st century, cashew cultivation increased in several African countries to meet the demands for manufacturing cashew milk, a plant milk alternative to dairy milk.
Speaking of cashew milk, an intriguing company is finding another use for this incredible Brazilian nut.
Are you familiar with Z Natural Foods? If not, you should meet them.
At their naturally friendly site znaturalfoods.com they smile, “At Z Natural Foods, we strongly believe that good nutrition — incorporating all natural and organic health foods — is critical to living a long and healthy life. Z Natural Foods is dedicated to bringing you the finest quality in hard-to-find whole, all natural and organic foods. We pride ourselves on quick shipping and top-notch customer service.”
Great to know.
Very nice philosophy.
They conclude, “Z Natural Foods strives to offer you the highest quality products available. Based on multiple assessments, the products we carry are tested to meet stringent quality and safety standards. To ensure you get the best product possible, not only do we adhere to current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) and HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points), we employ expert organoleptic testing to ensure the product you purchase is fresh and of high quality. Our qualified global product suppliers adhere to the FDA Foreign Supplier Verification Program, and all products are handled in a FDA registered facility that is USDA Certified Organic and Kosher. Our facility is also registered and inspected for food safety by the State of Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.”
Now, there are so many different types of milk product options out there if you are lactose intolerant. One of them includes almond milk.
Well, there is more good news.
Cashew milk is becoming more popular as well. It tastes good and gleefully, it is good for you too.
Regarding cashew milk, Z Natural Foods would like to make an announcement.
Z Natural Foods Announces New Dairy-free Cashew Milk Powder
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Sept. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Z Natural Foods is proud to announce their new Cashew Milk Powder, a healthy and natural alternative to traditional milk products. The cashew nut makes a mild, flavorful, dairy-free milk that is especially suited for vegetarian, vegan and lactose-free lifestyles.
Cashew Milk Powder is easy to use, mixes well with water and is ideal for smoothies, cereal, cooking or a mild and creamy beverage. Cashew Milk contains omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, calcium, iron, potassium, and zinc as well as Vitamin A, C, D, E and K. It’s also a source of magnesium and copper, two vital minerals which are rare in the standard diet.
“Customers love our Cashew Milk Powder for the taste and flexibility it provides,” reports Sam Hirschberg, MBA and Director of Marketing for Z Natural Foods. “Our customers really like to mix it with breakfast cereals, and coffee drinkers use it as a tasty, non-dairy creamer.”
Most cashew milks use unhealthy oils, sugar, and preservatives, but Z Natural Foods’ cashew milk only has two ingredients, cashews, and inulin. While only a small amount is added, inulin is a prebiotic fiber that feeds the good gut bacteria as well as keeps the powder from being clumpy. Additionally, cashews make excellent milk because they have a lower fat content than most other nuts but still contains oleic acid, the same heart-healthy fat found in olive oil. It’s also great for cooking and easy to store.
“Because our Cashew Milk Powder provides so much nutrition, we believe it’s the best alternative to traditional milk in the food industry,” says Hirschberg. “And customers tell us they are addicted to the wonderful cashew flavor. After all, have you ever tried to eat just one cashew?”
Cashew Milk Powder is $19.99 a pound and comes in an air-locked, freezer-tight, resealable, stand up foil pouch and can be safely stored for 2 years. For more information about Cashew Milk Powder, visit www.ZNaturalFoods.com.
About Z Natural Foods
Z Natural Foods provides organic superfoods and concentrated fruit powders. With over 400 specialty products, Z Natural Foods provides natural foods to the biggest wholesalers and retailers in the industry. Offering services such as bulk purchasing, blending, packaging, wholesale delivery and retail, Z Natural Foods provides a unique niche to the food industry. For more information about Z Natural Foods, visit www.ZNaturalFoods.com or call 888-963-6637.
SOURCE Z Natural Foods
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