CASHEW - A BRAZILIAN MIRACLE
Cashews are unlike other nuts, neither in properties nor in shape. Experts call this nut the food of the future. But they do not consider it a nut, claiming that it is a fruit, since it consists of two parts - an apple and a pear-shaped stalk, which is called cashew nut.
This nut has several names at once - it is called Indian nut, Western Anacardium, and Acaju. But no matter how you call it, it is a useful product that has found application in various industries and medicine.
The natural habitat for the delicious fruits of evergreen trees is South America and Brazil. After a while, cashews began to be grown in Nigeria, Thailand, India, Vietnam, Central America. The tree belongs to the sumac family and is the only nut in the world whose kernel ripens outside the fruit, and not in its core. Close relatives of the plant include mango, pistachio, varnish tree, poison ivy, and a Peruvian pepper tree.
Cashews are good for everyone. It is rich in saturated fatty acids, vitamins E, K, PP, group B. As well as potassium, magnesium, selenium, zinc, and other important minerals. Scientists have proven more than fifty useful properties of cashews for the human body.