Cashew is one of the most valuable and most nutritious, processed kernel in global commodity markets. Cashew nuts contains proteins, fats and vitamins to a high degree. Cashew kernels contain 21 % of vegetable proteins. It also contains a high concentration of much needed amino acids
It contains protein 21%, fat 47%, moisture 5.9 %, carbohydrates 22%, phosphorus 0.45%, calcium 0.05%, iron 5% for every 100 gm and other mineral elements. Cashew nut kernel contains 47% fat, but 82% of this fat is unsaturated fatty acids. Cashew kernel is a rich source of minerals like calcium, phosphorus and iron.