United States Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service

National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Release 28
Full Report (All Nutrients):  12087, Nuts, cashew nuts, raw a  b 
Food Group: Nut and Seed Products
Scientific Name:  Anacardium occidentale
Carbohydrate Factor: 4.07   Fat Factor:8.37   Protein Factor: 3.47   Nitrogen to Protein Conversion Factor: 5.3  
heading Nutrient Unit
Value per 100 g
# of Data Points Std. Error
oz 28.35 g
Proximates Water 1 g 5.20 2 -- 1.47
Proximates Energy kcal 553 -- -- 157
Proximates Energy kJ 2314 -- -- 656
Proximates Protein 1 g 18.22 2 -- 5.17
Proximates Total lipid (fat) g 43.85 -- -- 12.43
Proximates Ash 1 g 2.54 2 -- 0.72
Proximates Carbohydrate, by difference g 30.19 -- -- 8.56
Proximates Fiber, total dietary g 3.3 -- -- 0.9
Proximates Sugars, total 1 g 5.91 2 -- 1.68
Proximates Sucrose 1 g 5.81 2 -- 1.65
Proximates Glucose (dextrose) 1 g 0.05 2 -- 0.01
Proximates Fructose 1 g 0.05 2 -- 0.01
Proximates Lactose 1 g 0.00 2 -- 0.00
Proximates Maltose 1 g 0.00 2 -- 0.00
Proximates Galactose g 0.00 -- -- 0.00
Proximates Starch 1 g 23.49 2 -- 6.66
Minerals Calcium, Ca 1 mg 37 2 -- 10
Minerals Iron, Fe 1 mg 6.68 2 -- 1.89
Minerals Magnesium, Mg 1 mg 292 2 -- 83
Minerals Phosphorus, P 1 mg 593 2 -- 168
Minerals Potassium, K 1 mg 660 2 -- 187
Minerals Sodium, Na 1 mg 12 2 -- 3
Minerals Zinc, Zn 1 mg 5.78 2 -- 1.64
Minerals Copper, Cu 1 mg 2.195 2 -- 0.622
Minerals Manganese, Mn 1 mg 1.655 2 -- 0.469
Minerals Selenium, Se µg 19.9 -- -- 5.6
Vitamins Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 1 mg 0.5 2 -- 0.1
Vitamins Thiamin 1 mg 0.423 2 -- 0.120
Vitamins Riboflavin 1 mg 0.058 2 -- 0.016
Vitamins Niacin 1 mg 1.062 2 -- 0.301
Vitamins Pantothenic acid mg 0.864 -- -- 0.245
Vitamins Vitamin B-6 1 mg 0.417 2 -- 0.118
Vitamins Folate, total µg 25 -- -- 7
Vitamins Folic acid µg 0 -- -- 0
Vitamins Folate, food µg 25 -- -- 7
Vitamins Folate, DFE µg 25 -- -- 7
Vitamins Vitamin B-12 µg 0.00 -- -- 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin A, RAE µg 0 -- -- 0
Vitamins Retinol µg 0 -- -- 0
Vitamins Carotene, beta µg 0 -- -- 0
Vitamins Carotene, alpha µg 0 -- -- 0
Vitamins Cryptoxanthin, beta µg 0 -- -- 0
Vitamins Vitamin A, IU IU 0 -- -- 0
Vitamins Lycopene µg 0 -- -- 0
Vitamins Lutein + zeaxanthin µg 22 -- -- 6
Vitamins Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) mg 0.90 -- -- 0.26
Vitamins Tocopherol, beta mg 0.03 -- -- 0.01
Vitamins Tocopherol, gamma mg 5.31 -- -- 1.51
Vitamins Tocopherol, delta mg 0.36 -- -- 0.10
Vitamins Vitamin D (D2 + D3) µg 0.0 -- -- 0.0
Vitamins Vitamin D IU 0 -- -- 0
Vitamins Vitamin K (phylloquinone) µg 34.1 -- -- 9.7
Lipids Fatty acids, total saturated g 7.783 -- -- 2.206
Lipids 4:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000
Lipids 6:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000
Lipids 8:0 g 0.015 -- -- 0.004
Lipids 10:0 g 0.015 -- -- 0.004
Lipids 12:0 g 0.015 -- -- 0.004
Lipids 14:0 g 0.015 -- -- 0.004
Lipids 15:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000
Lipids 16:0 g 3.916 -- -- 1.110
Lipids 17:0 g 0.046 -- -- 0.013
Lipids 18:0 g 3.223 -- -- 0.914
Lipids 20:0 g 0.266 -- -- 0.075
Lipids 22:0 g 0.173 -- -- 0.049
Lipids 24:0 g 0.101 -- -- 0.029
Lipids Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 23.797 -- -- 6.746
Lipids 14:1 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000
Lipids 15:1 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000
Lipids 16:1 undifferentiated g 0.136 -- -- 0.039
Lipids 17:1 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000
Lipids 18:1 undifferentiated g 23.523 -- -- 6.669
Lipids 20:1 g 0.138 -- -- 0.039
Lipids 22:1 undifferentiated g 0.000 -- -- 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 7.845 -- -- 2.224
Lipids 18:2 undifferentiated g 7.782 -- -- 2.206
Lipids 18:3 undifferentiated g 0.062 -- -- 0.018
Lipids 18:4 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000
Lipids 20:2 n-6 c,c g 0.000 -- -- 0.000
Lipids 20:3 undifferentiated g 0.000 -- -- 0.000
Lipids 20:4 undifferentiated g 0.000 -- -- 0.000
Lipids 20:5 n-3 (EPA) g 0.000 -- -- 0.000
Lipids 22:5 n-3 (DPA) g 0.000 -- -- 0.000
Lipids 22:6 n-3 (DHA) g 0.000 -- -- 0.000
Lipids Cholesterol mg 0 -- -- 0
Lipids Stigmasterol 4 mg 0 1 -- 0
Lipids Campesterol 4 mg 9 1 -- 3
Lipids Beta-sitosterol 4 mg 113 1 -- 32
Amino Acids Tryptophan 2, 3 g 0.287 -- -- 0.081
Amino Acids Threonine 2, 3 g 0.688 -- -- 0.195
Amino Acids Isoleucine 2, 3 g 0.789 -- -- 0.224
Amino Acids Leucine 2, 3 g 1.472 -- -- 0.417
Amino Acids Lysine 2, 3 g 0.928 -- -- 0.263
Amino Acids Methionine 2, 3 g 0.362 -- -- 0.103
Amino Acids Cystine 2, 3 g 0.393 -- -- 0.111
Amino Acids Phenylalanine 2, 3 g 0.951 -- -- 0.270
Amino Acids Tyrosine 2, 3 g 0.508 -- -- 0.144
Amino Acids Valine 2, 3 g 1.094 -- -- 0.310
Amino Acids Arginine 2, 3 g 2.123 -- -- 0.602
Amino Acids Histidine 2, 3 g 0.456 -- -- 0.129
Amino Acids Alanine 2, 3 g 0.837 -- -- 0.237
Amino Acids Aspartic acid 2, 3 g 1.795 -- -- 0.509
Amino Acids Glutamic acid 2, 3 g 4.506 -- -- 1.277
Amino Acids Glycine 2, 3 g 0.937 -- -- 0.266
Amino Acids Proline 2, 3 g 0.812 -- -- 0.230
Amino Acids Serine 2, 3 g 1.079 -- -- 0.306
Isoflavones Daidzein 6 mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00
Isoflavones Genistein 6 mg 0.01 1 -- 0.00
Isoflavones Glycitein 6 mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00
Isoflavones Total isoflavones 6 mg 0.01 1 -- 0.00
Isoflavones Formononetin mg 0.01 1 -- 0.00
Isoflavones Coumestrol mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin dimers 5 mg 2.0 7 0.42 0.6
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin trimers 5 mg 0.0 7 0 0.0
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin 4-6mers 5 mg 0.0 7 0 0.0
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin 7-10mers 5 mg 0.0 7 0 0.0
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin polymers (>10mers) 5 mg 0.0 7 0 0.0

Sources of Data

1International Nut Council Nutrient Content of Cashews , 1999    
2Nutrient Data Laboratory, ARS, USDA National Food and Nutrient Analysis Program Wave 5c , 2001  Beltsville MD  
3Nutrient Data Laboratory, ARS, USDA National Food and Nutrient Analysis Program Wave 5j , 2001  Beltsville MD  
4K.M. Phillips, D.M. Ruggio, M. Ashraf-Khorassani Phytosterol composition of nuts and seeds commonly consumed in the United States , 2005 Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 53   pp.9436-9445
5Gu, L., Kelm, M.A., Hammerstone, J.F., Beecher, G., Holden, J., Haytowitz, D., Gebhardt, S., and Prior, R.L. Concentrations of proanthocyanidins in common foods and estimations of normal consumption , 2004 J. Nutr. 134   pp.613-617
6Thompson, L. U., Boucher, B. A., Liu, Z., Cotterchio, M., and Kreiger, N. Phytoestrogen content of foods consumed in Canada, including isoflavones, lignans, and coumestan. , 2006 Nutr. Cancer 54   pp.184-201

Footnotes

a  Raw cashews have been heat-treated to safely remove kernel from shell, but not further roasted.
b  Other phytosterols = 29 mg/100g; these include 2 mg campestanol, 14 mg delta-5-avenasterol, and 13 mg other minor sterols.