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Creamy, crumbly cashew nuts can be served raw, roasted or salted. Find out how to store and cook with cashew nuts, plus our top alternatives.

What are cashews?

The seeds from the ‘Cashew Apple’ – a tree which bears bright orange fruit and is native to Brazil and the West Indies. They have a sweet flavour and crumbly texture and are often roasted and salted to bring out their flavour.


Find out about the health benefits of nuts.

Store it

Buy in small quantities in airtight containers in a cool dark place or in the refrigerator. Should keep fresh for at least three months.

Cook it

In stir fries, over salads, in curries or on their own.



Try macadamia nut or peanut.