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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 35-40 mins
- 1 1/2 cups raw cashews
- 6 tablespoons sesame seeds divided
- 5 tablespoons flaxseeds divided
- 1/4 cup wheat germ
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup Sherry Wine Jam
- 1 tablespoon organic coconut oil
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease an 8 x 8 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Reserve 1 tablespoon sesame seeds and 1 tablespoon flaxseeds.
- Spread cashews and remaining seeds in an even layer on a sheet pan and bake for 10 minutes, stirring halfway through. Remove from oven and let cool slightly before adding to a food processor along with wheat germ, salt, and cardamom.
- Pulse until cashews are chopped into small chunks. Heat maple syrup, Sherry Wine Jam, and Organic Coconut Oil until melted and whisk together. Fold the syrup into the nut and seed mixture and press firmly into the greased baking dish.
- Sprinkle reserved seeds on top and lightly press down. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Allow to cool completely before removing from the pan and cutting into bars.
- 198 Calories (kcal)
- 14 Fat (g)
- 3 Saturated Fat (g)
- 16 Carbohydrates (g)
- 2 Fiber (g)
- 8 Sugar (g)
- 5 Protein (g)
- 106 Sodium (mg)
Cashews are a good source of healthy dietary fats, which are essential for our body to absorb the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and vitamin K and produce fatty acids that are vital for the development of the brain and blood clotting. They are good for the heart and help reduce bad cholesterol (LDL cholesterol) if consumed in appropriate amounts, even in diabetics. LDL cholesterol can rise as a result of excessive consumption of saturated fats, posing a major threat to people suffering from cardiovascular diseases like atherosclerosis or the hardening of arteries. Studies have demonstrated that choosing unsaturated fats over saturated fats enhances the levels of HDL cholesterol, reduces triglyceride levels, and beneficially lowers the blood pressure as well. The inclusion of nuts such as cashews, fish, and vegetable oils like olive oil and canola oil in the diet can provide these healthy unsaturated fats to the body.
Cashews are a good source of magnesium, which is vital for the healthy development of bones, muscles, tissues, and organs of the body. Magnesium helps maintain blood pressure, boost the immune system, maintain the nerve function, and keep the bones strong. It also is involved in metabolic functions, influences the insulin activity and regulates the blood sugar levels of the body. A deficiency of magnesium alters the metabolism of calcium and the hormones responsible for its regulation.
The presence of very low amounts of sugar and no harmful cholesterol in cashews makes them safe for diabetic patients!This even helps in lowering the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Research has shown that the wealth of antioxidants like anacardic acids, cardanols, and cardols in cashews make them effective for people undergoing treatments for tumor and cancer.Ground cashews are a comparatively simple absorbed form of protein and are safe for patients as well.