Cashew

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The cashew tree (Anacardium occidentale) is a tropical evergreen tree that produces the cashew seed (nut) and the cashew apple.wikipedia
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Cashew butter

It is eaten on its own, used in recipes, or processed into cashew cheese or cashew butter.
Cashew butter is a food spread made from baked or roasted cashews.

Cashew of Pirangi

The largest cashew tree in the world
The largest cashew tree in the world covers an area around 7500 m2; it is located in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.
The Cashew of Pirangi (Cajueiro de Pirangi), also called the world's largest cashew tree (maior cajueiro do mundo), is a cashew tree in Pirangi do Norte, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.

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The seed is surrounded by a double shell containing an allergenic phenolic resin, anacardic acid, a potent skin irritant chemically related to the better-known allergenic oil urushiol which is also a toxin found in the related poison ivy.
The species is variable in its appearance and habit, and despite its common name, it is not a true ivy (Hedera), but rather a member of the cashew and pistachio family (Anacardiaceae).

Natal, Rio Grande do Norte

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The largest cashew tree in the world covers an area around 7500 m2; it is located in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.
The fishing industry is strong (shark cartilage being a major export to Japan) as is the cultivation of tropical fruit, especially mangos, guavas, and cashews (the fruit and the nuts).

Antipolo

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In the Philippines, cashew is a known product of Antipolo, and is eaten with suman. The province of Pampanga also has a sweet dessert called turrones de casuy, which is cashew marzipan wrapped in white wafers.
Its locally grown mangoes and cashews are popular among tourists, as well as suman – a local delicacy made out of glutinous rice.

Drupe

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The true fruit of the cashew tree is a kidney or boxing-glove shaped drupe that grows at the end of the cashew apple.
Some flowering plants that produce drupes are: coffee, jujube, mango, olive, most palms (including açaí, date, sabal, coconut and oil palms), pistachio, white sapote, cashew, and all members of the genus Prunus, including the almond (in which the mesocarp is somewhat leathery), apricot, cherry, damson, nectarine, peach, and plum.

Goan cuisine

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In Goan cuisine, both roasted and raw kernels are used whole for making curries and sweets.
The Portuguese introduced potatoes, tomatoes, pineapples, guavas, and cashews from Brazil to Goa and consequently India.

Nut (fruit)

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Within the true fruit is a single seed, which is often considered a nut, in the culinary sense.
Cashew is the seed of a drupe fruit with an accessory fruit.

Kaju barfi

Cashews are commonly used in Indian cuisine and Pakistani cuisine, whole for garnishing sweets or curries, or ground into a paste that forms a base of sauces for curries (e.g., korma), or some sweets (e.g., kaju barfi). It is also used in powdered form in the preparation of several Indian sweets and desserts.
Kaju literally means cashew nuts and barfi is a type of Indian sweet, usually in a lozenge shape.

Cardanol

The shell of the cashew nut contains oil compounds which may cause contact dermatitis similar in severity to that of poison ivy, primarily resulting from the phenolic lipids, anacardic acid, and cardanol.
Cardanol is a phenolic lipid obtained from anacardic acid, the main component of cashew nutshell liquid (CNSL), a byproduct of cashew nut processing.

Indian cuisine

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Cashews are commonly used in Indian cuisine and Pakistani cuisine, whole for garnishing sweets or curries, or ground into a paste that forms a base of sauces for curries (e.g., korma), or some sweets (e.g., kaju barfi). It is also used in powdered form in the preparation of several Indian sweets and desserts.
Peanuts and cashews are often served with vegetables.

Snack

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Culinary uses for cashew seeds in snacking and cooking are similar to those for all tree seeds called nuts.
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Thai cuisine

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Cashews are also used in Thai and Chinese cuisines, generally in whole form.
Kai phat met mamuang himmaphan – The Thai Chinese version of the Sichuan style chicken with cashews known as Kung Pao chicken, fried with whole dried chilies.

Turrón

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In the Philippines, cashew is a known product of Antipolo, and is eaten with suman. The province of Pampanga also has a sweet dessert called turrones de casuy, which is cashew marzipan wrapped in white wafers.
Cashew turrón (Philippine Spanish: turrones de casúy; Spanish: turrones de anacardo) from Pampanga Province is a derivative.

Brazil

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While the cashew plant is native to northeast Brazil, the Portuguese took it to Goa, India, between 1560 and 1565. Benin, Guinea-Bissau, Tanzania, Mozambique, Indonesia, and Brazil also had significant production of cashew kernels.
Local common fruits like açaí, cupuaçu, mango, papaya, cocoa, cashew, guava, orange, lime, passionfruit, pineapple, and hog plum are turned in juices and used to make chocolates, ice pops and ice cream.

Plant milk

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In the 21st century, cashew cultivation increased in several African countries to meet the demands for manufacturing cashew milk, a plant milk alternative to dairy milk.
Nuts: almond, cashew, hazelnut, pistachio, walnut

Guinea-Bissau

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Benin, Guinea-Bissau, Tanzania, Mozambique, Indonesia, and Brazil also had significant production of cashew kernels.
The economy depends mainly on agriculture; fish, cashew nuts and ground nuts are its major exports.

Korma

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Cashews are commonly used in Indian cuisine and Pakistani cuisine, whole for garnishing sweets or curries, or ground into a paste that forms a base of sauces for curries (e.g., korma), or some sweets (e.g., kaju barfi). It is also used in powdered form in the preparation of several Indian sweets and desserts.
It often features almonds, cashews or other nuts, and coconut or coconut milk.

Urushiol

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The seed is surrounded by a double shell containing an allergenic phenolic resin, anacardic acid, a potent skin irritant chemically related to the better-known allergenic oil urushiol which is also a toxin found in the related poison ivy.
Ginkgo biloba and cashew, plants containing chemicals closely related to urushiol.

Vietnam

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In 2017, global production of cashew nuts (as the kernel) was 3,971,046 tonnes, led by Vietnam, India and Côte d'Ivoire with 22%, 19%, and 18% of the world's total respectively(table).
It is now the world's largest producer of cashew nuts, with a one-third global share; the largest producer of black pepper, accounting for one-third of the world's market; and the second-largest rice exporter in the world after Thailand since the 1990s.

Anacardic acids

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The seed is surrounded by a double shell containing an allergenic phenolic resin, anacardic acid, a potent skin irritant chemically related to the better-known allergenic oil urushiol which is also a toxin found in the related poison ivy. The shell of the cashew nut contains oil compounds which may cause contact dermatitis similar in severity to that of poison ivy, primarily resulting from the phenolic lipids, anacardic acid, and cardanol.
Anacardic acids are phenolic lipids, chemical compounds found in the shell of the cashew nut (Anacardium occidentale). An acid form of urushiol, they also cause an allergic skin rash on contact, known as urushiol-induced contact dermatitis.

Mozambique

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Benin, Guinea-Bissau, Tanzania, Mozambique, Indonesia, and Brazil also had significant production of cashew kernels. In Mozambique, bolo polana is a cake prepared using powdered cashews and mashed potatoes as the main ingredients.
Staples and crops such as cassava (a starchy root of Brazilian origin) and cashew nuts (also of Brazilian origin, though Mozambique was once the largest producer of these nuts), and pãozinho (pronounced, Portuguese-style French buns), were brought in by the Portuguese.

Feni (liquor)

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The resulting beverage is called feni or fenny.
The two most popular types of feni are cashew feni and toddy palm feni, depending on the original ingredient; however, many other varieties are sold.

Nutshell

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The shell of the cashew nut contains oil compounds which may cause contact dermatitis similar in severity to that of poison ivy, primarily resulting from the phenolic lipids, anacardic acid, and cardanol.
* Cashew nutshell liquid

Cajuína

Cajuína
Cajuína is a non-alcoholic, non-carbonated beverage made of blended cashew apples.