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Cashews? Gesundheit!

post #1 of 12
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Tip of the day November 13, 2006

•A Fatty Snack That's Not a No-No

Can a snack that's 70 percent fat be good for you? Yes, if it's cashews.

Everyone's favorite nut improves baroreflex sensitivity. That's a fancy way of saying that when your blood pressure rises, cashews tell your heart to calm down, among other cardio benefits. So at upcoming holiday parties, don't feel guilty about picking all the cashews out of the mixed nuts -- you're just eating healthfully!
post #2 of 12
Mmm.

Wasabi cashews.

So addictive.
post #3 of 12
Anything that promotes eating cashews is good. Ditto for macadamias. And pistachio nuts. And ... damn, I see a trend developing ...
post #4 of 12
Did you know that cashews (and almonds) are not actually nuts in the botanical sense?
post #5 of 12
Insert juvenile joke here.
post #6 of 12
Guess this has something to do with a "seed" versus a nut or something to that effect.

Spare me two hours of "Wiki p" or digging out the dendrological reference books.

Spit it out will ya' ... ???? The info; not the almond, or cashew ...
post #7 of 12
Insert stupid or juvenile joke?? ... glad to oblige ... :

Charlie Brown is on his way to a Scottish festival wearing a kilt.

Lucy .... "Hey Charlie Brown, bet you can't climb that tree! .. "

Charlie Brown climbs the tree!

Lucy .... "Ya' know Charlie Brown, I always thought you were crazy but now I can see your nuts" ..

Challenge a fool and we both look foolish?
post #8 of 12

When I saw the title of the thread.

I immediately thought of

and then:

Quote:
Originally Posted by hole in the ground
Insert juvenile joke here.
post #9 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by learn2turn View Post
Did you know that cashews (and almonds) are not actually nuts in the botanical sense?
Are they legumes, or pulses? Summat along those lines, anyway ...
post #10 of 12
The cashew is from an evergreen and is the edible inside of a "pseudofruit" and as such is indeed ..... a seed.

The almond is the fruit of a plant of the rose family such as apples, plums and cherry. The big dif here is that the almond does not have a soft fleshy outer .... as such it is a fruit ... picture a peach "pit" without the "peach part".

We can all sleep better tonight ... :
post #11 of 12
Thanks Yuki! Although I wish you had said that before I mixed the Vodka and Ambien.
post #12 of 12
And wassa' prollem wid Vodka and Ammmmbien?
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