General description

The cashew tree is a tropical evergreen tree that produces the cashew seed and the cashew apple.

The cashew apple is a light reddish to yellow fruit, whose pulp can be processed into a sweet, astringent fruit drink or distilled into liquor.

Be careful, this fruit stains.

When can I pick it?

When the apple takes on a pink or red cast and the nut turns gray. Alternatively, you can wait until the fruit falls to the ground, when you know it’s ripe.

Benefits

The fruit is a powerhouse of protein and minerals that include copper, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc. Further studies also show that cashew contains vitamin C, vitamin B1 (thiamin), vitamin B2(riboflavin), vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin B6, folate, vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol), and vitamin K.

Cooking

Fresh juice recipe:

1 dozen Cashews fruit

3 drops vanilla extract flavoring (Optional – Do not use if you want to go natural)

1 cup water

The fruits can be pressure-steamed before being candied or turned into jams and chutneys

Can be eaten raw, cooked, or used to make a liquor called feni.

Note : it is very perishable

Pictures of the garden

Categories: Plants