Why the cashew is not sold in the United States

Why the cashew is not sold in the United States

The cashew was once nicknamed the blister nut, because if you try to eat it raw from the tree, your mouth pays the price. The cashew is not a nut, however; it’s a seed. On the tree, the fruit that contains it looks like a bloated green kidney bean or a boxing glove dangling comically below an upside-down red or yellow bell pepper, the swollen stalk of the fruit, called the cashew apple.Just as the cashew isn’t really a nut, this so-called apple is a false fruit.

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