Why is a cashew called a nut?

Answer A cashew is called a nut because it's a fruit with only one seed, and it's inside a hard, ripened ovary wall (pericarp). The seed itself is attached to a swollen stalk (pedicel) that looks like an ... Read More »

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Is a cashew a fruit?

A cashew is a fruit in the same family as the mango and pistachio. While cashews are not grown commercially in the United States, they are imported from other countries. Vietnam is the leading prod... Read More »

Is cashew fruit poisonous?

Cashew trees produce not only a delicious nut but also a fruit, sometimes called an "apple." These are both edible, along with the oil that can be extracted from the nut shell. The inner lining of ... Read More »

What is cashew butter?

Cashew butter is a nut-based spread similar to peanut butter, where cashews are the main ingredient instead of peanuts.NutritionA single serving of cashew butter is 1 tbsp. or 16 grams and contains... Read More »

Is the shell of a cashew nut poisonous?

The shell of the cashew is highly toxic. The outer shell of the cashew contains a poisonous oil, which can cause skin irritation and burns. After the shell is removed, through a roasting or burning... Read More »