Make Your Own Raw Cashew Butter

Twin Cashew nut ready for harvest from kottara...

Cashew nut comes from inside this fruit!

Have you ever wondered where cashews come from? Well wonder no more! Have a look at the picture to the right….yup that’s right, it comes from this fruit! I had the opportunity to check it out on a trip to Costa Rica last year, it was very cool!

Cashews are also a great source of copper, magnesium, tryptophan and phosphorous. Not only do cashews have a lower fat content than most other nuts, but about 75% of their fat is unsaturated fatty acids, plus about 75% of this unsaturated fatty acid content is oleic acid and research has shown that oleic acid promotes good cardiovascular health, even in individuals with diabetes.  And, did you know that people who eat nuts at least twice a week are less likely to gain weight than those who almost never eat nuts. Yes, you read that right!

Make your own cashew nut butter – it’s fast, it’s easy to make, and oh so super fresh and delicious :)

Take 2 cups of raw cashews and place them in a food processor or high-speed blender, and blend for about 2-5 minutes.  You will have to stop and scape down the sides as you go along.  You will notice the nuts go through a few different stages before you notice it blend to a creamy buttery consistency.  This is when you stop and place into a glass jar and store in the refrigerator.    Spread on raw crackers, celery sticks or anything else you feel needs a little nuttiness!

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5 responses to this post.

  1. What an amazing picture! I had no idea that’s where cashews came from, but I suppose I should have been more imaginative since I was also amazed when I saw where raw almonds come from. Do you add any spices or seasonings to your cashew butter? I feel like it could easily go both sweet and savory depending on how you tweak it.

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    • Thanks for checking out my post :)
      I was shocked about the cashews when I first saw them too!
      I usually do not add any extras to my cashew butter, but you totally could! Add some raw honey, agave syrup or maple syrup for sweetness or add some Cajun spices if you wanted to do something a little different.
      If you do experiment with different flavors, I would love to hear how it turns out :)

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  2. i have always wanted to try cashew apples but i understand that the fruit spoils very easily.

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  3. [...] so my first choice for topping for this cracker is avocado, but feel free to spread a nice cashew butter, berry spread, or anything else of your choosing on these [...]

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