Raw Cashews Nutrition Facts

Calories, fat, protein, and carbohydrate values for Raw Cashews.


There are 157 calories in Raw Cashews.


Nutrition Facts
Raw Cashews
Serving Size:


oz (28 grams)

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 112
Calories 157

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 12 grams

Saturated Fat 2.2 grams

Polyunsaturated Fat 2.2 grams
Monounsaturated Fat 6.7 grams

Cholesterol 0 milligrams

Sodium 3.4 milligrams

Potassium 187 milligrams

Total Carbohydrates 8.6 grams

Dietary Fiber 0.9 grams

Sugars 1.7 grams
Protein 5.2 grams

Vitamin A


Vitamin C





Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Walking (3mph) 42 minutes
Running (6mph) 15 minutes
Bicycling (10mph) 22 minutes
Values estimated based on person weighing 140 lbs.

What is the difference between raw cashews and regular?

Raw cashews also have more selenium than roasted cashews do. An ounce of raw cashews has 5.6 micrograms of selenium, which is 2.2 micrograms more than can be found in an ounce of roasted cashews. The mild flavor of the raw cashew makes it a more versatile ingredient for cooking.

What is meant by raw cashews?

When you buy raw cashews from the store, you are buying the nut that has not been altered since it was removed from its shell. When you buy roasted cashews, these nuts have been roasted once more, usually sprinkled with salt or other seasonings.

Are raw cashews and natural cashews the same?

To summarize, raw nuts are uncooked while natural nuts still have the skin on, and blanching removes the skin of the nut.

What is the difference between roasted and raw cashews?

Both raw and roasted nuts are good for you and provide health benefits. Both varieties contain similar amounts of calories, protein, carbs and fiber. However, roasting nuts may damage their healthy fat, reduce their nutrient content and lead to the formation of a harmful substance called acrylamide.

Why should you not eat raw cashews?

Raw cashews in their shell contain urushiol, a toxin that causes a delayed allergic skin reaction similar to that caused by poison ivy.

Is it OK to eat raw cashews?

Truly raw cashews are not safe to eat, as they contain a substance known as urushiol, found in poison ivy. Urushiol is toxic, and contact with it can trigger a skin reaction in some people. Cashew kernels are often sold as “raw” in stores, but these have been steamed. This removes the toxins.

What does a raw cashew look like?

A cashew “shell” or fruit looks more like an apple or pears. It looks like a normal fruit, but you can see the nut at the bottom of the fruit. They also grow in trees.

What’s the difference between raw and roasted nuts?

Raw nuts contain fewer calories and less sodium, but tend to be less digestible. Roasted nuts are more flavorful and digestible, but tend to have a higher salt content. Both raw and roasted nuts have a high fat content.