QUICK. Close your eyes and think of a cashew.
Did you imagine one of these tiny wooden bananas? Then good! You know what a cashew is.
It turns out that cashews don't just spontaneously appear on the earth's surface. They grow! (Duh.)
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.
Please observe the two parts: the cashew apple (the fruity, colorful part) and the cashew nut (still encased in the shell).
First, you pick the entire fruit 'n' nut combo.
Then you remove the nut from the fruit.
AND THEN THINGS START GETTING WACKY. The nuts are dried, steamed, and then hand-cracked.
Every cashew you've ever eaten has been fondled by a very dexterous stranger. WE ARE ALL CONNECTED.