East Wind Cashew Butter Cashews are nuts which grow from the bottom of apple-like fruits on cashew trees (left). The nuts have two shells with a bitter liquid layer between them. The nut supplier applies heat to remove the liquid and make the shells brittle enough to crack and remove. So "raw" cashews are not completely unprocessed, but are as close to raw as is available on the market. East Wind's cashews usually come from Brazil.
To make raw cashew butter, we lightly roast the cashews. This removes excess moisture but does not change the color or taste. Roasted cashew butter has a darker color and a rich roasted flavor. Small amounts of high-oleic expeller-pressed safflower oil are added to our Cashew Butters during milling to provide a spreadable consistency. No preservatives, sugar or salt are added. Cashew butter is wonderful on bagels. And, it works great as a peanut butter replacement in smoothies and your favorite recipes.