I bet you don’t know what these are …
… or maybe you do if you’re from Brazil or Thailand, but I had never heard of cashew fruit or juice before coming to Brazil. Yes, of course I knew what cashew nuts were, although apparently they are technically not nuts, but actually fruits or more accurately fruits, or even an attachment to a fruit, kind of like a seed.
The nuts grow in the gnarly bit at the end. Cashew fruit is a sweet tasting fleshy fruit that is commonly found in juice form in Brazil – suco de caju – or candied, prepared with sugar.
You learn something new every day!
EDIT: Since writing this post I’ve learnt that these grow in many different areas, such as parts of East Africa, northern Mozambique, India and Sri Lanka. If you have them where you come from or have seen them somewhere while travelling, we’d love to hear about it. Tell us in the comment section, and if you have pictures, tag me on instagram – @travelswiththegypsyqueen