This week’s Friday Facts is dedicated to:
Trust me on this one. Sounds like a boring topic, but it’s really quite interesting.
- Cashews grow out of the bottom, outside, of their fruit
- The fruit a cashew comes from is actually a really delicious and delicate apple, called: marañón.
- Cashews are poisonous! You’ll probably never see cashews in their shells, or raw cashews, in a grocery store.
- Sure that container says “raw cashews” but the double shell the cashew resides in contains Urushiol (causes rashes and irritation to form. Also found in poison ivy.)
- In order to ensure the cashew is free of this urushiol, cashews must be baked, roasted, or boiled before safe to consume.
- The oil in cashew shells is used in every day object, such as: insecticides, brake linings, and in rubber/plastic manufacture….
- The tree sap is used to make a varnish.
- Cashews are great for thickening up your sauces! Why? because the starch content is approx. 23%. Neato…
- Cashews are actually super green (like a pistachio) before being boiled/roasted.
Wasn’t that just a little nuts?
Thanks for joining in on Friday Facts!
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And I got the picture from HERE.