Since cashews grow out of the cashew apple, they are technically seeds (not nuts). But, that doesn’t change the fact that they are sweet, creamy and delicious! In some parts of the world, people eat the cashew apple.

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They can be added to curries, made into jams or juices. They are even fed to livestock. The outer layer of the cashew is toxic – so cashews are roasted to make them edible.

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So, now you know how cashews grow!

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Now, you can share this information with your friends, and you will look smarter! Wonder where you have to go to find cashew jam. I have never heard of that!

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