Everybody knows about cashew nuts. What most people don’t know is that the nuts are just a small part of a fruit called CAJU, typical from the Northeast of Brazil.
The picture above shows two cajus and you can see the cashew nuts (castanha) on the left edge of the fruit. In Brazil, we eat the fruit and make juices, smoothies, and candied fruit.
When travelling through the Brazilian roads you will notice vendors on the shoulder roasting cashew nuts over an open flame (picture below). Those cashew nuts are hand-picked from the tree. It is uma delícia, unlike any cashew you have ever tried!
For more information about cajus, visit Wikipedia.
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