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What does a cashew nut look like?
Last Updated: 26th March, 2020
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Besides, what does a cashew look like?
Called the cashew apple, better known in Central America as marañón, it ripens into a yellow or red structure about 5–11 cm (2.0–4.3 in) long. It is edible and has a strong "sweet" smell and taste. The true fruit of the cashew tree is a kidney– or boxing-glove–shaped drupe that grows at the end of the cashew apple.
how big is a cashew nut? The curved fruit, which is not a true nut, is shaped like a large thick bean and can reach more than 2.5 cm (1 inch) long. It appears as though one of its ends has been forcibly sunk into a pear-shaped swollen stem (hypocarp), called the cashew apple.
Subsequently, one may also ask, can you eat a cashew apple?
When ripe, the whole thing falls off the tree, and the bottom part is gathered for processing. The false fruit (called cashew fruit or cashew apple) is edible, but it is very perishable. It is often left to rot, but can be eaten raw, cooked, or used to make a liquor called feni.
What is the fruit of the cashew tree called?
The tree produces a fleshy, pear-shaped stalk called a cashew apple on its branches. Yet, this part of the plant isn't the fruit. Instead, the true fruit is a smaller, kidney-shaped structure that grows underneath the cashew apple, also known as a drupe.