Karma Nuts delivers healthy snacking

Satiating both sweet tooths and umami fiends

Multiple different coloured packaged cashew nuts
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By now, the reality of working from home might have left a dent on your waistline. With snacking offering up quick comfort in easy reach, having the right treat on hand is now more important than ever.

One candidate that satiates both sweet tooths and umami fiends is Karma Nuts – a Californian cashew nut purveyor that goes beyond simply delivering a tasty snack. Its signature ‘wrapped’ cashews, which retain each nut’s natural skin, packs an extra crunch together with the bonus of added nutritional value – there is twice as much fibre in a cashew with the skin on than your usual nut. A wrapped cashew also boasts significant amounts of antioxidants like catechins and epicatechins (the polyphenols also found in green tea). To preserve these skins, each cashew nut is carefully removed from its shell. Because more of the nut is used in the final product, there is also less wastage overall – another win.

Close up view of cashew nuts growing on the tree

Cashew nuts growing at a special cashew nursery

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The idea to produce cashews this way was developed by Karma Nuts’ founder Ganesh Nair, who combined his family’s expertise in the cashew business with his own background in health and diabetes care (he holds a Masters degree in Health Science and Technology from MIT). Created as an alternative to the oil-fried cashews that typically abound, Karma Nuts’ wrapped cashews deliver lower net carbs, thus making them an even more healthful choice.

Above all, Karma Nuts are available in a selection of delectable contemporary flavours. From zesty lime twist cashews and spicy golden turmeric cashews, to sweeter cocoa-dusted or matcha-coated varieties, these air-roasted, gluten-free, Non-GMO and vegan nuts are minimally processed to retain all their goodness and can be enjoyed guilt-free.



Pei-Ru Keh is a former US Editor at Wallpaper*. Born and raised in Singapore, she has been a New Yorker since 2013. Pei-Ru held various titles at Wallpaper* between 2007 and 2023. She reports on design, tech, art, architecture, fashion, beauty and lifestyle happenings in the United States, both in print and digitally. Pei-Ru took a key role in championing diversity and representation within Wallpaper's content pillars, actively seeking out stories that reflect a wide range of perspectives. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children, and is currently learning how to drive.