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Cashew day

It always falls on November 23 every year.

Cashew or Western kidney is a tropical tree 12 meters high. The kidney comes from northeastern Brazil. Produces cashew seed and apple. The tree produces up to 50 kg of cashews per year.

The cashew apple is eaten raw, boiled or can be fermented into vinegar or alcoholic beverage. In India and Brazil it is used to make canned jams and tastes. They are also used as animal feed.

The cashew shell has derivatives that are used in the production of lubricants, waterproofing, paints, weapons. Cashew apples are reddish to yellow. The flesh is processed into a sweet fruit drink or distilled into liqueur.

She eats raw, roasted, salted, adds to meals. They are processed into butter, oil, cheese or milk. They are used in cosmetics and folk medicine.

Oil is cold pressed and cares for skin health and slows premature aging. It helps to restore skin cells, gives skin brightness, counteracts wrinkles, maintains balanced skin moisture. It is a good aid in the fight against the development of inflammatory lesions in problematic skin and heals skin infections.

The kidney wood is valuable and durable and known as white mahogany. The leaf extracts are added to the toothpaste.

Cashew contains 44% fat, 30% carbohydrates, 18% protein and 5% water. They are rich in minerals copper, manganese, magnesium and phosphorus and thiamine, vitamin B6, vitamin K and vitamin C (containing 5 times more than citrus). Selenium, iron, potassium and zinc are significantly contained in the cashew. According to research, cashew is an effective antidepressant when eaten by two handfuls a day. It has a positive effect on eyes, mucous membranes, skin, strengthens the nervous system, helps from fatigue and weakness, suppresses spasms of the irritable bowel. Cashew further reduces blood cholesterol, helps with painful menstruation, promotes cell regeneration and growth, helps with angina pectoris, and promotes sperm production. Cashews are eliminated by anemia.

In about 6% of the population, cashews can cause complications or a life-threatening, allergic reaction.

Cashew shells contain petroleum compounds that can cause contact dermatitis (skin inflammation). Therefore, cashews are not sold to consumers in shell.

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