cashew nut Fruit of the tropical tree Anacardium occidentale, generally eaten roasted and salted. The nut hangs from the true fruit, a large fleshy but sour apple‐like fruit, which is very rich in vitamin C. A 30‐g portion of roasted salted nuts (30 nuts) is a source of protein, niacin, iron, and zinc; contains 15 g of fat, of which 20% is saturated and 60% mono‐unsaturated; provides 180 kcal (755 kJ).
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