What Happens If you Eat Bad Cashews? (Expert Answer)

Short Answer: It is generally safe to eat cashews, as they have many health benefits. But they can also cause food poisoning or allergic reactions if they are bad or if you are sensitive to them.

Cashews are healthy foods. Cashews contain copper, magnesium, iron, zinc, and vitamin K.

According to Ayurveda, cashews pacify the Vata and Pitta doshas, while increasing Kapha.

They are heavy, sweet, and warm, and help calm the nerves, strengthen the bones, and prevent anemia.

But according to science, cashews can also go bad and produce harmful bacteria and fungi that can cause food poisoning.

They can also trigger allergic reactions in some people who are sensitive to the cashew family.

As a nutritionist, my advice is to try first. If after eating cashews you experience nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, then stop eating them.

And if you accidentally ate bad cashews, then drink plenty of fluids and seek medical attention if the symptoms persist.

However, you should be mindful of the quality and quantity of cashews you consume.

Because eating too many cashews can lead to weight gain, high blood pressure, and kidney stones.

Whether you eat them or not, you should always choose fresh, whole, and unsalted cashews.

Because they have a longer shelf life, less sodium, and more nutrients than chopped, salted, or roasted cashews.

You can store them in a cool, dry, and dark place in an airtight container for up to six months.

Do not store them in direct sunlight, heat, or humidity, as they can spoil faster and lose their flavor.

Finally, remember, cashews are a delicious and nutritious snack that can benefit your health in many ways.

But they are also high in calories and fats, and can become rancid or contaminated if not stored properly.

So, enjoy them in moderation and check their quality before eating them.

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About the Author

Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutritionist in West Bengal, India, with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Biochemistry.

He has done his diploma in nutrition from Fabulous Body Inc (US), and completed various certification courses from several universities. He also has considerable research experience in PCOS.

Abdur currently lives in India and keeps fit by weight training and eating mainly home-cooked meals.

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