Cashew nuts are actually the seeds of the cashew apple, which is the ‘fruit’ of the cashew tree. The ‘nut’, as we know it, grows inside a hard (and highly poisonous) shell that hangs under the apple, making extraction pretty tricky. That’s why cashews come at a higher price than other nuts.
Cashew butter contains amino acids and healthy fats, which keep your heart healthy, as well as magnesium which speeds up your metabolism and improves your immunity. It is also rich in protein, but also high in calories so, just like with other butters, it is important you don’t overindulge.