Cashew nutrition, glycemic index, calories, and serving size
Cashew Glycemic index (GI)
Based on the mean of five foods of The International Tables of Glycemic Index, the glycemic index of cashew is 25.
Salted cashew nuts from Australia have the GI that falls in the range of 22±5.
The glycemic index of organic, roasted, and salted cashew nuts from the UK is about 25±12.
Cashew nut from the UK, which is roasted and salted has the highest glycemic index. It is about 27±9 .
Cashew nuts are relatively high in carbs. They contain 30g carbohydrates per 100 g.
The sugar amount of these nuts is 6 g per 100 g.
According to the study 2018, half of 300 participants with type 2 diabetes were on a cashew-enriched diet, the other half was on a typical diabetes diet.
After 12 weeks, those on the cashew-enriched diet had lower blood pressure and higher levels of cholesterol.
Studies also show that the cashews have no negative impact on blood glucose levels or weight .
By following the link, you can find the glycemic index chart with sources.
Important nutritional characteristics for Cashew
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Fiber content ratio for Cashew
All nutrients for Cashew per 100g
|Nutrient||DV%||In TOP % of foods||Value||Comparison|
|Protein||43%||29%||18.22g||6.5 times more than Broccoli|
|Fats||67%||4%||43.85g||1.3 times more than Cheese|
|Carbs||10%||27%||30.19g||1.1 times more than Rice|
|Calories||28%||4%||553kcal||11.8 times more than Orange|
|Starch||10%||90%||23.49g||1.5 times more than Potato|
|Fructose||0%||93%||0.05g||118 times less than Apple|
|Sugar||0%||46%||5.91g||1.5 times less than Coca-Cola|
|Fiber||13%||25%||3.3g||1.4 times more than Orange|
|Calcium||4%||39%||37mg||3.4 times less than Milk|
|Iron||84%||8%||6.68mg||2.6 times more than Beef|
|Magnesium||70%||9%||292mg||2.1 times more than Almond|
|Phosphorus||85%||9%||593mg||3.3 times more than Chicken meat|
|Potassium||19%||9%||660mg||4.5 times more than Cucumber|
|Sodium||1%||84%||12mg||40.8 times less than White Bread|
|Zinc||53%||15%||5.78mg||1.1 times less than Beef|
|Copper||244%||15%||2.2mg||15.5 times more than Shiitake|
|Vitamin E||6%||48%||0.9mg||1.6 times less than Kiwifruit|
|Vitamin C||1%||47%||0.5mg||106 times less than Lemon|
|Vitamin B1||35%||20%||0.42mg||1.6 times more than Pea|
|Vitamin B2||4%||79%||0.06mg||2.2 times less than Avocado|
|Vitamin B3||7%||68%||1.06mg||9 times less than Turkey meat|
|Vitamin B5||17%||39%||0.86mg||1.3 times less than Sunflower seed|
|Vitamin B6||32%||30%||0.42mg||3.5 times more than Oat|
|Folate||6%||45%||25µg||2.4 times less than Brussels sprout|
|Vitamin K||28%||45%||34.1µg||3 times less than Broccoli|
|Tryptophan||0%||51%||0.29mg||1.1 times less than Chicken meat|
|Threonine||0%||69%||0.69mg||Equal to Beef|
|Isoleucine||0%||68%||0.79mg||1.2 times less than Salmon|
|Leucine||0%||66%||1.47mg||1.7 times less than Tuna|
|Lysine||0%||72%||0.93mg||2.1 times more than Tofu|
|Methionine||0%||70%||0.36mg||3.8 times more than Quinoa|
|Phenylalanine||0%||56%||0.95mg||1.4 times more than Egg|
|Valine||0%||59%||1.09mg||1.9 times less than Soybean|
|Histidine||0%||70%||0.46mg||1.6 times less than Turkey meat|
|Saturated Fat||39%||16%||7.78g||1.3 times more than Beef|
|Monounsaturated Fat||0%||10%||23.8g||2.4 times more than Avocado|
|Polyunsaturated fat||0%||13%||7.85g||6 times less than Walnut|
The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article and glycemic index text the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.