Cashew kernels are packed full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytochemicals essential for the body as well as protein and healthy monounsaturated fats. Cashews contain antioxidants, and are naturally low in sugars and sodium. They are cholesterol free with a high energy density and significant amount of dietary fibre, both of which have a beneficial effect on weight management. Cashews also contain a number of vital minerals such as iron, zinc, manganese, copper and magnesium. Iron is used to help transport oxygen around the body to produce energy and zinc plays a role in the immune system and is essential for beautiful, healthy skin and nails. Both copper and magnesium contribute to healthy bones. Copper helps to protect the body against cell damage, it is vital in energy production and antioxidant defense, producing greater flexibility in blood vessels, bones and joints.