I've read plenty of articles expressing concern about the high levels of phytic acid in nuts (as much as 1,866 mg/100 grams in cashews). However, reading up on phytic acid it seems that it's only present in the hull, or shell of the nut. Cashews, however, are always sold without the shell. Does it follow therefore that cashews (or any other shelled nuts) don't actually contain phytic acid? Or at least far less than first thought?

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