Cashew nuts


Tamil: munthiri paruppu
Telugu: jeedi pappu
Hindi: kaju

Kidney-shaped nut that grows out from the bottom of the cashew apple. The shell is highly toxic so great care is taken in shelling and cleaning the nut. Cashew nuts have a sweet, buttery flavor and contain about 48 percent fat. Because of their high fat content, they should be stored, tightly wrapped, in the refrigerator to retard rancidity. As with most nuts, roasting cashews brings out their nutty flavor. kidney-shaped nut that grows out from the bottom of the cashew apple. The shell is highly toxic so great care is taken in shelling and cleaning the nut. Cashew nuts have a sweet, buttery flavor and contain about 48 percent fat. Because of their high fat content, they should be stored, tightly wrapped, in the refrigerator to retard rancidity. As with most nuts, roasting cashews brings out their nutty flavor.

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2 thoughts on “Cashew nuts

  1. I would like to use raw cashews to make gravies etc.. (I’m a vegetarian). If I buy them raw from the healthfood store or grocery (without the shell). Do I need to do any further preparation to render them safe prior to using them in a recipe?

  2. Hi SS,Thank you for stopping by! Sorry for the delayed response…you could just wash the cashews well with water and then prepare the gravies. This should wash away the dust or impurities that are on the nuts since the shell is removed šŸ™‚

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