Cashews Whole Pieces (Raw Organic, Hand-Cracked Indonesian)

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Product Name Price
Hand-Cracked Indonesian Cashew Wholes Organic 7oz
$14.49

Whether you're a serious RAW foodist or not, once you try our RAW Verified cashews from Bali, you'll understand what vibrant flavor and true freshness taste like. Take one bite of these crunchy, clean, low-temperature-processed cashews, and you will never go back to ordinary cashews again.

Typical cashew-shelling machinery uses high-heat process that ends up "cooking" the cashew (at best) or scorching them (at worst), damaging proteins, enzymes, and oxidizing the cashew's delicate essential fatty acids. Even the best organic cashews can look yellowed and taste bland, soapy, bitter, or funky. Oftentimes, roasting and salting is the only way to cover up these flavors — but nothing can hide the negative health impacts of oxidized fatty acids.

On the other hand, our bright-white cashews are buttery and crisp, with unmatched flavor, aroma, and ultra-low oxidation levels. No other source in the world is actually producing RAW cashews. We even traveled to Bali and verified with our own eyes that the process behind these cashews uses no heat whatsoever. That's the RAW Verified difference.

Nourishing, rich, and satisfying, with complete protein, heart-healthy Oleic acid, and a hearty dose of minerals and vitamins, these cashews are great for snacking by the handful, or in next-level trail mixes or exquisite RAW recipes and vegan milks and desserts.

  • Fresh flavor and perfect balance of crunchy/creamy texture
  • Careful processing ensures incredible flavor and vitality
  • Never roasted
  • Quick-steam process protects interior fats & proteins
  • Long-lasting fresh flavor: oils naturally resist oxidation
  • Organic and Kosher certified

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The Best Buy

RAW Foodists are well aware of the slippery usage of terms like "raw" and "cold-pressed" in food marketing. Many "raw" nuts, for example, may still be steamed, boiled, or exposed to high temperatures during shelling or drying, but are labeled "raw" simply because they aren't roasted.

Some sources use different cashew-shelling techniques that are lower in heat and less damaging than others — which is why our Vietnamese cashews are so fresh and delicious — but when you want the real RAW thing in its pure, unheated state, you want our RAW Verified Balinese cashews.

Our RAW Verified cashews are a ground-breaking, first-ever, ACTUALLY RAW cashew, produced in a painstaking process without any heat. After years of development and experimentation, our supplier — an organic, beyond-fair-trade cooperative in Bali — has perfected the world's only hand-cracking process for cashews, using absolutely NO HEAT, EVER. It is a difference you can taste, smell, and feel, producing a fresher, more delicious and nutritious cashew than anything available.

Truly Raw!

Cashews are notoriously hard to harvest - their shell contains an irritant (similar to poison ivy!) To open it safely and efficiently usually requires high heat, but these techniques "cook" the cashew at best, or scorch it at worst, damaging proteins, enzymes, and oxidizing the cashew's delicate essential fatty acids (making them less tasty and less healthy).

While most cashew-shelling operations produce about 13kg of cashews per worker each day, our painstaking RAW Verified hand-cracking only produces about 4.5kg of cashews per worker each day.

Instead of dumping huge containers of cashews into a steamer, boiler, or roaster for shelling, each cashew is cracked open by hand by a skilled artisan using special safety gloves and equipment that protects their skin while preventing contamination of the cashew itself.

The cashews are sun-dried in covered greenhouses and vacuum sealed for shipment from Bali to our air-conditioned facility in Southern California.

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Really Raw

The organic premium paid for these cashews directly supports healthy, vibrant communities, eliminating poverty living-conditions while encouraging education and continued adherence to clean, sustainable farming practices.

Unfortunately, global warming is already impacting cashew yields throughout Asia, with some regions showing a decrease of 60% compared to just 10 years ago, and many farmers are switching to growing rubber for the Chinese car industry. By purchasing this premium product, you are voting for a more sustainable future for Asia and for our planet.

The Ripple Effect

You are powerful

Hand-Cracked Indonesian Raw Organic Cashews Whole Pieces are your vote for a better world. Across the planet, we seek the finest superfoods and pay a premium for the exceptional craftsmanship of small farmers, cooperatives, and indigenous communities. We also give back 1% to local non-profits like Amazon Watch, who protect the land and the communities who depend on it.

Every Product has an origin

and an impact

You stand at the finish line of an amazing journey with a miraculous beginning: Soil, Water, Sunshine...and Seed. With care and craftsmanship, Life unfolds, blossoms, and thrives. No chemicals needed. Just skill, hard work, and love for the land.

Every point on this map is a place that you touch. A farm. A community. An economy. An ecosystem.

These are the origins. You are the source.

 

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