- Serving Size: 3g /cup
- Steeping Temp: °C
- Steeping Time: mins.
- Certification: Organic
- Origin: Vietnam
Cashew Pieces, Raw
Shanti's Raw Organic Cashews are large chunks of whole cashews, without any added fats, salt, sugars or flavouring. Delicately sweet yet crunchy, these delicious cashew nuts are packed with energy, antioxidants, and healthy fats. Cashews are a good source of protein, vitamins B and E, and minerals such as magnesium, zinc, copper, iron, and calcium to support healthy bones, teeth, and muscles. Cashews have a lower fat content per serving than peanuts, almonds, walnuts and pecans, and their monounsaturated fatty acids, such as oleic acid help regulate blood pressure and cholesterol for heart health. Another bonus: they're cholesterol and saturated fat free
Shanti's Raw Organic Cashews are great for making cashew milk and other vegan food. Raw cashew milk is rich and buttery, and most closely resembles the look and texture of dairy milk. By blending cashews and water, you can make a milk that's incredibly smooth, and doesn't need straining. Cashew milk is delicious in smoothies, oatmeal, desserts, soups, and even in cereal.
Cashews are best stored in an airtight glass container in the fridge. They should keep fresh for about 4 months.
Tasting NotesCertification: Organic
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From the Shanti Tea Canada Blog
Maca - Health benefits, uses and history - by Safiya Motala
There is a lot of buzz around maca lately, and with good reason. Although maca has been consumed for thousands of years, it has only been gaining in popularity over the past decade. Maca is a type of vegetable that is native to Peru. It is a cruciferous vegetable, related to broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and kale. The root is the part which is typically consumed.
It was used as both a food and a medicine by Ancient Peruvians, mainly as a medicine for fertility and sexual desire. Today we still recognize the increase in libido, but have also found maca to contain many other health benefits.
There are two types of maca you will commonly find – raw and gelatinized. Shanti Tea offers gelatinized maca at this time. Here is a bit more information on the two to help you decide which is best for you.
To create raw maca, it must never be heated past 46°C. It is dried and then ground into a powder. This helps to preserve the full spectrum of nutrients that maca has to offer. However, raw maca is a starch and is...