Cashew

A tropical tree growing in the Rainforest Biome

By Eden Project

Eden Project

Cashew tree, Rainforest Biome (2020) by Eden ProjectEden Project

The cashew fruit is not actually a nut, but instead more of a drupe (a seed contained in a hard coating surrounded by flesh). This drupe forms first at the end of the inflating pedicel, which in turn forms the cashew apple.

Cashews are more expensive than peanuts because roasting, shelling and cleaning of the kernels is a delicate and laborious process and the liquor produced by the shells is highly corrosive.

Credits: All media
The story featured may in some cases have been created by an independent third party and may not always represent the views of the institutions, listed below, who have supplied the content.
Explore more
Related theme
UK Gardens
From the smallest window box to the largest country estate
View theme
Google apps