Inspirational Cashew Madness !!!
It seems over the past few months we have started to go a tad nutty.How radical is all of that ??
We have had facts around pistachio, pine nuts and now this week the most famous nut of them all which actually is not a nut - What!!!
Can this actually get any stranger???
Join with us to blow our minds as we venture into the mystic world of the most deliciously bold flavoured, intriguing, and often overlooked fella which travels from faraway lands.
Let's all find out all that’s possibly needed to know about the Cashew !!!
Cashews grow out of “apples”- Wait, what?! The cashew is harvested as well as the apple-like fruit which is then used to make jams and juices. – Wowza
Cashews are seeds. Because they grow out of apples, they are technically a seed not a nut - why not take the word nut away and replace with seed it sounds way funkier !!!
Get ready for this one - Cashews may be found in your car. The cashew resin extracted from the green outer shell is used in industrial products such as brake liners and paints.
Originally native to north-eastern Brazil and introduced to the rest of the world by way of Goa, India, by the Portuguese in the 16th century, the cashew tree is now widely grown in tropical regions especially India, Vietnam and the Philippines amongst others.
Cashews can be harvested before they’re ripe, but at this point, the toxic shell is also quite corrosive. This means gloves are required to cut the soft shell with a knife to extract the still-green kernel, with the kernel then soaked in turmeric to get rid of the corrosive material before use.