Cashew nut is a soft nut, there are certain amount of nutrition value which will be lost when the nuts are put on high vibrating machinery to remove the skin and when the kernels are exposed to air and light. The skin retains the nutrition value of the nut as it is. It’s a wise decision to buy cashew nuts with skin.
It has been assumed by many that cashew nuts are packed with fat. The truth is cashews have lower fat content than most other nuts and most of it is in the form of oleic acid, the same heart-healthy monounsaturated fat found in olive oil.