November 23rd is National Cashew Day.
Cashews make a wonderful snack. They also work well in recipes. One of the healthier nuts and one of the most popular, this nut is botanically a seed.
A false fruit or accessory fruit know as a cashew apple grows and ripens to a yellow or red. The “apple” is edible but fragile and not transported. Off the end of the apple, the seed grows surrounded by a toxic double shell. The cashew is roasted and shelled before it is sold to remove the toxin.
- rich source of protein
- digestible fiber
- good source of antioxidants
- contains dietary trace: minerals copper, manganese, magnesium and phosphorous