Cashew – Broken are rich in monounsaturated fatty acid and minerals such as iron, potassium, phosphorous, copper and zinc, selenium. They also contain high-quality amounts of dietary fibre, oil and antioxidants. This makes them more efficient than other nuts in thickening water-based dishes such as meat stews, soups and some Indian milk-based desserts.
Cashew nuts being very rich in taste are a common ingredient in desserts and are used to make oils. They make excellent garnish for baked goods.