What Is The Cashew Apples?
The cashew apple is the fruit of the cashew tree to which the cashew nut is attached. The top end of the cashew apple is attached to the cashew tree stem. The bottom end of the cashew apple attaches to the cashew nut, which is encased in a shell. In botanical terms, the cashew apple is an accessory fruit that grows on the cashew seed (which is the raw nut).
The cashew apples contain:
- 90 % is the fruit.
- 10 % is the raw cashew nut.
Are the cashew apples edible?
YES! In West Africa, cashew apples are usually plucked off a tree and eaten on the spot
What does a cashew apple taste like?
The cashew apple (or cashew fruit) is sweet but slightly astringent
Which Parts Of Cashew Apples Are Usable?
All parts of the cashew apples are usable.
- The apples
- The fruits
- The cashew nuts
- The cashew kernels
- The cashew nuts shell
- The cashew nuts testa
The cashew fruits are juicy, lightly flavored, sour, with a lot of vitamin C, and they can also be eaten fresh. In West Africa, cashew apples are usually plucked off a tree and eaten on the spot it’s sweet but slightly astringent. Moreover, cashew fruits are used in a variety of ways for example include curries, chutneys, jams, vinegar, liquors, candy, syrup, Juice…, and it’s more popular year by year.
Cashew Kernels are being used as the main commercial product in the cashew nut industry. They have a nutty flavor and a rich taste to be USED in recipes of salted cashew nuts, honey cashews, whole-grain salt-roasted cashews, chili garlic cashews, wasabi cashews …or to be processed by salting, sugaring, flavoring, roasting, oil frying, or industrial processing into cashew cheese or cashew butter…
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The Cashew Nuts Shell
The cashew shells are what many consider the trash, are now becoming a new source of raw materials and could open up a market of hundreds of millions of dollars per year. Because cashew nut shell oil is an important raw material in many industries. The cashew shell contains 25% of this reddish-brown oil, industrially known as Cashew Nut Shell Liquid (CNSL) which is a by-product of the roasting shell process. Moreover, cashew shell residues, the remains of the raw cashew shell after the oil has been extracted used to burn the boiler with a high heating value. Cashew Nut Shell Liquid (CNSL) has several uses in the industry. Extracted from the shell, this liquid is mostly composed of anacardic acids; it is used, after purification, in chemical product manufacturing. This liquid is dangerous can not be handled with bare hands. Its handling requires the use of oil, gloves, etc…
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The Cashew Nuts Testa
Sometimes, cashew testa used either to complement livestock food, and they also can be used to make dyeing. Extract of cashew testa skin as tanning agent In the testa shell of cashew nuts that contain many tannins, people often buy cashew testa shells from Vietnam to extract this substance to be raw materials for the industry. Tannins are a class of astringent polyphenols that are naturally present in the bark and leaves of many plants.
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