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The cashew tree is native to Brazil’s Amazon rain forest. It spread all over the planet by Portuguese explorers and today, it is cultivated at commercial scale in Brazil, Vietnam, India and in many African countries.
What is cashew nuts?
Cashew tree bears numerous, edible, pear-shaped false fruits or “accessory fruits’” called “cashew apples.” Cashew nut which actually is a “true-fruit”, firmly attaching to a bottom end of cashew-apple, appearing like a clapper in the bell.
Botanically, this tiny, bean-shaped, gray “true fruit” is a drupe, featuring hard outer shell enclosing a single edible kernel known commercially as “cashew nut.”
Groundnuts, popularly known as Peanuts, Monkeynuts, etc belong to the beans family are very nutritious. An annual herbaceous plant, that grows almost to Earth surface. It has slender stems, leaves that are opposite side of its roots. It’s cultivated the world over in climates that are favorable for its growth.
It grows in long warm periods and plenty of rain. It has various forms in meals and snacks because of its nutritional value. They can be eaten boiled, steamed, raw, or roasted because of a rich source of vital nutrients. They are used in the form of nuts chocolates, candies, and sandwiches.
Raisins are dried grapes which are rich and concentrated sources of energy, vitamins, fiber, minerals, polyphenol antioxidants, and electrolytes. Raisins contain a fewer amount of vitamin C, folic acid, lutein and xanthene than fresh grapes which are beneficial for health.
Types of Raisins