I don't hear much about cashews on the various paleo blogs I've looked at, and I'm wondering why. They're mighty tasty, and seem to stack up well against other nuts. For instance, compare 1 oz of cashews:
Total Fat: 13.0g
Saturated Fat: 2.6g
Monounsaturated Fat: 7.6g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.2g
Total Omega-3 fatty acids: 45.1mg
Total Omega-6 fatty acids: 2145mg
...to 1 oz of almonds:
Total Fat: 14.8g
Saturated Fat: 1.1g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.4g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.5g
Total Omega-6 fatty acids: 3542mg
The cashews have more saturated fat, less mono- and poly-unsaturated fat, lower omega 6 and a non-negligible amount of omega 3.
Am I missing something? If almonds are regularly mentioned as a decent choice for a snack, why aren't cashews talked up a little more?