Glossary

Cashew

Cashew

Pronounce it: ka-shoo

The seeds from the 'Cashew Apple' - a tree which bears bright orange fruit and is native to Brazil and the West Indies. They have a sweet flavour and crumbly texture and are often roasted and salted to bring out their flavour.

Cashews are never sold without the shells because of the extreme heating process that must be applied to remove them.

Store it

Buy in small quantities in airtight containers in a cool dark place or in the refrigerator. Should keep fresh for at least three months.

Cook it

In stir fries, over salads, in curries or on their own.

Alternatives

Try macadamia nut or peanut.

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