Cashew Nut

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Cashew Nut grows as a single, hard growth beneath a fleshy apple-like fruit. While both the soft covering and the kernel are edible, there is a toxic oil in the cashew nut's shell which needs to be removed before eating. Kajú is a drink made from the fruit. Cashew nuts are eaten as a snack raw or roasted and salted, or used in baking, or made into cashew nut butter.

Further Reading

Dowell, P., Bailey, A. (1980) The Book of Ingredients, Dorling Kindersley. ISBN 0718119150.