Substituting Sun flower seeds for Cashew nuts.

I have been reading about people substituting sunflower seeds for  cashew nuts.   This idea is very appealing to me since sunflower seeds cost a lot less than cashews and many cashew nuts are not truly raw.  

My question is when making this substitution, how do you adjust the recipe?  If a recipe calls for one cup of cashew nuts do you use one cup of sunflower seeds or would you lessen the amount used since sunflower seeds are smaller.  I would appreciate any advice on this topic.   



  • ClaireTClaireT Raw Master

    I would reduce the amount because sunflower seeds would be more condensed in a cup, but I'm not sure by how much. 

  • Harmony1Harmony1 Raw Superstar

    I wonder if it can be done by weight. i.e. weigh a cup of cashews and then match that weight in sunflower seeds. 

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