Gourmet Cashew Nuts
Café Britt’s Roasted Gourmet Cashew Nuts are subtly crunchy and heart healthy! These 100% whole, unsalted gourmet nuts are freshly roasted gems of the tropics. Cashews contain oleic acid – the “good fat” also found in olive oil. Their fresh, nutty flavor will make your heart beat faster… for more!
Cashew nuts grow from an unusual tree and must go through careful processing before they are savored. The evergreen trees flourish in the extreme heat of the tropics and are readily found near the equator. The small tree is often mistaken for a bush because limbs that spread easily strike the ground and reroot themselves.
The gnarled tree grows a small, oval fruit called a cashew apple with a kidney bean shaped appendage. Though deliciously sweet, the fruit is not commercially enjoyed as the ripe, fallen fruit spoils within a day and cannot be transported.
The crescent shaped nut is separated from the fruit and yields another unusual surprise. Between the outer shell and the inner nut is a toxic layer of oil that can irritate skin and cause blistering in the mouth. To extract the delectable, edible nut, cashews are roasted in a large, perforated cylinder that rotates at a declining angle above heat so that the oil may be removed.
Cashews are graded on both how white they are and the wholeness of the kernel. Café Britt’s fine cashews are sourced only from top farms that guarantee consistently high quality. Its appealing shape, delicate flavor and heart-healthy fat content have made cashew nuts one of the most popular in the world.