Cashews are the seeds of the cashew tree, Anacardium occidentale, local to Brazil. The seeds are regularly erroneously named nuts, and most cooks treat cashews like nuts, particularly since they carry on like nuts in the kitchen. For individuals with hypersensitivity issues, the refinement in the middle of nut and seed can be vital, as a few individuals why should unfavorably susceptible nuts are not adversely affected by cashews.
The cashew tree was utilized as a wellspring of sustenance by Native Americans much sooner than it was found by European wayfarers, who brought the strange bow formed cashew seeds back to Europe with them. The development of cashews on a little scale started in Europe, however spread into Asia and Africa. India is a noteworthy cashew delivering country, and a few African nations contribute substantial harvests also. The name for the seeds is gotten from acaju, a Portuguese word which alludes to the cashew tree.
The guardian tree frequently looks like a larger than usual bush, subsequent to the appendages tend to stick near the ground, and will once in a while re-root themselves if the tree is not mindfully administered to. The tree produces bunches of white to pink blossoms which create drupes, seeds encased by a meaty external layer. As the drupes develop, the cashew tree makes a cashew apple, a pear formed organic product going in shading from yellow to red. The cashew apple creates between the drupe and the tree, and when both have developed, the cashew seed winds up dangling from the end of the drupe.
The striking appearance of full grown cashews more likely than not enraptured individuals who first saw the trees. Before utilization, the cashew seed must be precisely expelled from the drupe, since the external layer is poisonous and can be unsafe. This is finished by broiling or drenching the cashews, which will part the external packaging to uncover the seeds. Until the seeds have been removed, the drupes must be maneuvered carefully, since specialists have been known not skin rashes and different conditions because of presentation.
Cashews have a high fat substance, which can lead them to go foul rapidly. The seeds likewise have a gentle rich flavor and a slick mouthfeel. The cashews can either be handled available to be purchased entire, or ground into cashew margarine, a rich smooth spread which can be utilized like nutty spread. Entire cashews are frequently utilized as a part of exquisite dishes, or eaten plain by enthusiasts of the seeds.