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Ingredient Of The Month: Cashew!!
Categories: Food, FUN!, Ingredients

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The cashew (Anacardium Occidentale) is a tree in the flowering plant family Anacardiaceae. The plant is native to northeastern Brazil. The cashew is a relative to poison ivy, poison oak and mangoes. The hard seed surrounding the “nut” contains an irritant latex. The large red, fleshy organs called Cashew “Apples” attract animal dispersers and are sometimes used by humans either eaten raw or crushed or fermented into wine. Cashew Juice is strangely addictive and delicious and can calm an upset stomach. The oil of the cashew nut can be used topically as an anti-fungal and for treating cracked heels. The seeds can be ground up into powders and used as an antivenom for snake bites! The top three producers and exporters of Cashew are Nigeria, Vietnam and India. For more information about Cashews read the Wikipedia article here.

Check in with Feed The Yogi for this month’s Cashew Recipes! We’ll be making raw cashew hummus and a cashew cream dessert custard. Yum Yum!

1 Comment to “Ingredient Of The Month: Cashew!!”

  1. spark828 says:

    just had cashew juice for the first time — so delicious!

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