DID YOU KNOW?
The cashew nut hangs outside and under a fleshy, edible, false fruit called the cashew apple (aka Marañón in Central America). Once riped, the cashew apple can be eaten fresh or made into juice, and can be distilled to produce alcoholic drinks.
RECIPES WITH Cashews
Nut & Dried Fruit Origins
NUTS & DriEDFRUIT QUIZ
Where are cashews native from?
Correct answer: d) The Cashew nut is native to Northeastern Brazil. During the 16th century, the Portuguese introduced it into India and Portuguese colonies in Africa. From India, it spread all over Southeastern Asia.
Coming from the same botanical family as pistachios and mangos is which fruit?
Correct answer: a) Cashew. Anacardium occidentale L. belongs to the Anacardiaceae family, which includes mango (Mangifera indica L.) and pistachio (Pistacia vera L.) among 400 species.
Oatmeal Cashew Muffins
Everybody loves a breakfast muffin and these little treats won’t disappoint. Made with a dose of cashews, which are high in iron to help your immune system, you’ll want these every morning.