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The Way Cashews Grow Is Mildly Shocking If You've Never Seen It Before

I'm upset.

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It turns out that cashews don't just spontaneously appear on the earth's surface. They grow! (Duh.)

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And apparently they look like an old man's untanned elbow skin close up. Yeck.

But before I show you how they grow I need you to look at these puppies and remember a time when the world was good and pure.

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Look at these three furry angels. I want to roll them back and forth under my bare feet.

Please observe the two parts: the cashew apple (the fruity, colorful part) and the cashew nut (still encased in the shell).

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If you're thinking that looks like a kidney bean hot glued to a bell pepper, 1) same, 2) I swear there's a cashew in there somewhere. And I'll prove it!

And then there's this whole sorting process I'm not going to get into because I know you have a family and a life.

Back to the appley part, though. Yes, you can eat it. But it's better used in juices, jams, and chutneys since the flesh is kind of bitter and runny.

  1. Cashew outside?

    how bow dah
    ...what?

The Way Cashews Grow Is Mildly Shocking If You've Never Seen It Before

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    how bow dah
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    ...what?

H/T to this rad vid I found. And if there's something else I should learn, LEAVE SOME (NICE) COMMENTS!

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