Cashew Nuts are a kidney-shaped kernel of the cashew fruit tree that is edible only after being steamed pasteurized to remove the natural urushiol, a chemical that can cause rashes and burns. For this reason cashew nuts can never be considered truly raw, but the highest quality producers take care in exposing their products to minimal amounts of heat.
How to use: We always recommend soaking any nuts or seeds as this process reactivates enzymatic activity and allows all nutrients to become more easily absorbed. Use in all manner of raw food preparation, including our content creators favorite Vegan Cashew cheese! If you have a dehydrator, you can soak rinse, season and redry your cashews to create a delicious super food snack!