Cashew Nut

Cashew Nut

Plural:
Cashew Nuts
Family:
Anacardiaceae – Sumac Family
Species:
Anacardium occidentale

Origin

Cashew nuts come from the Tropics.

Importations

Most of the cashew nuts we receive come from India, Brazil, Indonesia and Argentina.

Fruit

Fruits from the cashew tree bear the kidney-shaped nuts on the tip of each swollen fruit and are originally surrounded with a firm, leathery skin. The nuts have to be heated up twice to break the cores.

Flavour

It is especially fine and mild with a light sweetish taste.

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