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Origin of cashew
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What does cashew mean?
A cashew is an evergreen tree native to the tropical areas of the Americas, as in I took a nap under the shady cashew.
The kidney-shaped seed found in the fruit of this tree is also called a cashew, or a cashew nut, as in Chang makes a tasty stir-fry using chicken and cashews.
Because most people aren’t botanists or tropical tree growers, you’ll see cashew usually used to mean the seeds rather than the tree. If both items are being discussed, you’ll see references to “cashew trees” and “cashew nuts.”
Although they are often referred to as nuts, cashews are actually the seeds found inside of the cashew apples that grow on cashew trees.
Example: Roland ate so many cashews as a snack that he didn’t want supper.
Where does cashew come from?
The first records of the word cashew come from around 1695. It ultimately comes from the Tupi acajú. Cashews are mainly cultivated in the Portuguese-speaking nation of Brazil and have been grown there for hundreds of years.
When eaten in moderation, unsalted cashews are considered a healthy food. They contain Vitamin K and minerals such iron, zinc, copper, and magnesium. Because they naturally come from cashew trees, cashews are a usual part of a vegan or vegetarian diet.
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How is cashew used in real life?
Cashew nuts are commonly sold in US grocery stores and are used in a variety of recipes.
Nobody really told me that moving in together is largely having to hide cashew nuts from your boyfriend because he keeps eating your snacks…
— Ally Beckett (@AllyBeckett) October 29, 2020
Just momentarily left a rooftop party to go eat cashews & rice cakes in my hotel room. #imsowild
— Elizabeth Gillies (@LizGillies) July 5, 2013
Was going to tweet about how much I love cashews and then I realized I tweeted about cashews last week and it would be weird to tweet about cashews twice in one week
— Grace Segers (@Grace_Segers) July 6, 2020
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A cashew is a fruit that grows on a vine.
How to use cashew in a sentence
Try it out with another nut or seed butter, such as almond, cashew or sunflower seed, and it will yield similar results.Spicy peanut noodles are a quick, pantry-friendly meal that’s ready for riffing|Aaron Hutcherson|June 16, 2021|Washington Post
Eating apart when food is loveAnother tradition, Susan Qin said, is to wrap a cashew in one or two of the dumplings.Homemade dumplings bring me closer to family this Lunar New Year, even from far away|Marian Liu|February 5, 2021|Washington Post
Using almond or cashew flour will thicken, flavor and add protein to the final gravy, which may be more velvety than perfectly smooth.How to make pan gravy with or without meat drippings|Daniela Galarza|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
Anacard, an′a-kard, n. the cashew-nut, the fruit of the Anacardium occidentale.
There was one very curious, which they call maraon in Cuba, but papa says in Jamaica it is called cashew.
The fleshy part is juicy, and somewhat like the cashew-apple, with a pleasant acidity added.Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa|David Livingstone
He saw that Miss Beggs' small white teeth were crushing salted cashew nuts.The Happy End|Joseph Hergesheimer
Of the former the leaves are smooth and pointed; of the latter they are roundish, resembling those of the cashew.The History of Sumatra|William Marsden