Portuguese introduced cashews to India

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Portuguese introduced cashews to India

The Cashew nut has always been a delight to those who are not allergic to nuts that is.

However, very little is known about it or how it grows. This might come as a surprise to you but the cashew nut is actually grown on a tree and is not the only edible part of the tree. The cashew tree also bears a pear-shaped fruit called a cashew apple. This fruit is high in vitamin C and gets used to make sweets, marmalade, alcohol, jam and juices.

Even though this nut is grown all over the world, especially in South America, it is interesting to know that in the 16th century, the cashew nut was introduced to India through Portuguese traders.

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