CASHEW NUTS: A SOURCE OF BENEFITS

Known throughout the world for its benefits, the cashew nut is one of the export products of Prime prestige. Indeed, cashew nuts have been a key raw material in recent years, and the great demand for them is largely due to their many qualities. Despite its status as the least lipid-rich shell fruit and oilseed, it has many important nutrients for the body’s functioning and health.

The nutritional value of the cashew is based on a calorie content of 630 per 100 grams. In addition to this, there are 20.5 grams of protein per 100 grams and 23.5 grams of carbohydrates per 100 grams. The lipids as for them reach the 49 grams for 100 grams of cashew nuts. Cholesterol is absent, unlike dietary fiber whose content in cashew is equal to 5.7 grams per 100 grams.

In addition to these nutritional elements, the white gold also contains micronutrients whose contribution is not negligible. This is the case of magnesium, of which cashew nuts and butter are sources. Participating in bone development, protein construction, enzymatic actions, muscle contraction and dental health, magnesium is a necessary element for the functioning of the metabolism.

Cashew nuts are also an excellent source of copper. This element, which is a constituent of several enzymes, plays an important role in the formation of hemoglobin and collagen, and several copper-containing enzymes also contribute to the body’s fight against free radicals.

Cashew provides the metabolism of phosphorus, the second most abundant mineral in the body after calcium. It is essential in the formation and maintenance of teeth and bones. It also participates in the growth and regeneration of tissues and helps to maintain the Ph of the blood at normal levels. Cholesterol is also a constituent of cell membranes.

Iron is also one of the elements that the cashew nut brings to the body.

It is a mineral necessary for the formation of red blood cells and for the transport of oxygen in the body, and is present in every cell of the body. It is also involved in the formation of new cells, hormones and neurotransmitters.

Zinc is also part of the micronutrients that cashews provide to the body. It contributes to immune reactions, the manufacture of genetic material, taste perception, wound healing and fetal development.

The manganese also contained in the cashew nut intervenes in the body as a cofactor of several enzymes that facilitate a dozen metabolic processes. It also participates in the prevention of damage caused by free radicals. Selenium, which is one of the minerals contained in the cashew nut, works with one of the main antioxidant enzymes preventing the formation of free radicals in the body.

The cashew nut, it should not be forgotten many vitamins to the body. We can mention among others the vitamin B1 is part of a coenzyme necessary to the production of energy mainly from the carbohydrates that we ingest. It also participates in the transmission of nerve impulses and promotes normal growth. Vitamin B2 is also known as riboflavin. Like vitamin B1, it plays a role in the energy metabolism of all cells. In addition, it contributes to tissue growth and repair, hormone production and red blood cell formation.

Also called vitamin B5, pantothenic acid is part of a key coenzyme that allows us to adequately use the energy present in the food we eat. Vitamin B6, also known as pyridoxine, is part of the coenzymes involved in the metabolism of proteins and fatty acids as well as in the production of neurotransmitters.

It also contributes to the production of red blood cells and allows them to carry more oxygen. Pyridoxine is also necessary for the transformation of glycogen into glucose and helps the immune system function properly. Finally, this vitamin plays a role in the formation of certain components of nerve cells.

In addition to these vitamins, there are many others such as vitamins E and K. So many elements that make the cashew nut a nutrient full of benefits for the human body. Whether it is consumed as is or associated with other dried fruits, do not hesitate to take advantage of these benefits. Prime prestige cashews are guaranteed to be healthy and of good quality.

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