Cashew is known for its exotic flavor and high nutritious value. In the botanical language Cashew is known as Anacardium occidentale and in India it is commonly referred as "Kaju". Cashew Nuts and Apples are largely produced in the tropical climates with worm and humid atmosphere. The fruits of the Cashew Tree are kidney or boxing glove shape drupe which grows at the end of the pseudo fruit. One cashew tree produces between 200 and 300 cashew nuts in a year.
Nutritional Aspect of Cashew:
Cashew Nuts are rich source of Carbohydrate, Protein and Fat. In addition to this, Iron, Vitamin B and C, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc are also found in the Kernel of Cashew. Consuming Cashew has various positive effects on the human health. It is a highly nutritious and concentrated form of food that provides a substantial amount of energy to the body. Cashew is effectively used against tooth abscesses. The seeds of Cashew are ground up into powders that are commonly used for anti venom for the snake bites. Besides its nut oil is used topically as an antifungal and for healing cracked heels and skins. The Cashew nut contains an acrid compound that is a powerful vesicant which is abrasive to the skin.