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“I love the one that's honey roasted. What about you?”
posted in The Rice Table
#8 of 11 from Chinese New Year Goodies by
“Again, these are rich nuts. Perhaps they have more sugar content than other nuts? I'd need to ask a scientist about that.”
#2 of 8 from Nuts for Nuts! by
“It's commonly found in Indonesia and they are sold everywhere in the street & markets. I love the roasted ones, especially honey roasted. Yummy!”
posted in Love Bites
#2 of 10 from Nuts! or are they really?! by
#1 of 10 from Nuts for Nuts! by
“Ugh, I love when cashews are super salty! Also love flavor-roasted cashews, such as Thai curry cashews. See if you can pick some up at your local grocery store - maybe Trader
#3 of 10 from Nuts for Nutrition! by
“I love cashews (and most other nuts). Not only do they taste great but they also are a great source of "good fats" . I am convinced that eating good fat helps your skin (as well as
#10 of 10 from 10 Natural Skin-Saving Beauty Secrets by
About this food


The cashew is a tree in the flowering plant family Anacardiaceae. The plant is native to northeastern Brazil. Its English name derives from the Portuguese name for the fruit of the cashew tree, caju, which in turn derives from the indigenous Tupi name, acajú. It is now widely grown in tropical climates for its cashew "nuts" (see below) and cashew apples.
It is a small evergreen tree growing to 10-12m (~32 ft) tall, with a short, often irregularly shaped trunk. The leaves are spirally arranged, leathery textured, elliptic to obovate, 4 to 22 cm long and 2 to 15 cm broad, with a smooth margin. The flowers are produced in a panicle or corymb up to 26 cm long, each flower small, pale green at first then turning reddish, with five slender, acute petals 7 to 15 mm long.
What appears to be the fruit of the cashew tree is an oval or pear-shaped accessory fruit or false fruit that develops from the receptacle of the cashew flower. Called the cashew apple, better known in Central America as "marañón", it ripens into a yellow and/or red structure about 5–11 cm long. It is edible, and has a strong "sweet" smell and a sweet taste. The pulp of the cashew apple is very juicy, but the skin is fragile, making it unsuitable for transport.
The true fruit of the cashew tree is a kidney or boxing-glove shaped drupe that grows at the end of the pseudofruit. The drupe develops first on the tree, and then the peduncle expands into the ...
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