Cashews are good for you in small (sensible) servings. They contain a variety of nutrients like vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants – and let’s face it they taste delicious! In the United States, we can buy cashews or cashew milk.
They are low in fiber, but that is the only ‘fault’ of the cashew! Have you ever wondered how cashews grow? Some nuts grow on trees (walnuts and brazil nuts) or underground, like peanuts.
Well, cashews do come from trees – but grow out of what is called a cashew apple. There it is – that yellow squash-like object is a cashew apple, and the cashew nuts will grow out of the bottom of it (those green objects).
Did you know that the apple is known as the “accessory fruit?” It is called that because we (humans) don’t eat it.
Since cashews grow out of the cashew apple, they are technically seeds (not nuts). But, that doesn’t change the fact that they are sweet, creamy and delicious! In some parts of the world, people eat the cashew apple.
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