October 31, 2005
Cajś (Cashew Fruit)
Many people in the US enjoy eating cashew nuts. Few, however, realize that the cashew nut grows on the end of a cashew (or cajś, in Portuguese) fruit. Above is a picture of Itacyara holding one of them.
On Sunday we went to a local church in the area, and the pastor's son showed us how he harvests and processes the nuts so they can be sold to factories that prepare them for the consumer...including people in the US. It is possible that you have eaten a nut that he picked. Click here to see the series of pictures on the cashew nut.
The fruit itself is also very good to eat, and commonly used for juices and soft drinks.
Posted by Andrew at October 31, 2005 6:26 PM
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