About Indian Cashew:
The matured cashew fruit has two parts-the cashew apple and the cashew nut. The fleshy pear shaped cashew apple which is actually the stalk, grows into four inches in length and may be yellow or scarlet in colour. The cashew nut which is the tree fruit, grows to about an inch in length and contains the edible kernel.
The cashew flower matures in to the fruit and nut, two or three months after it blooms. The sweet and succulent cashew kernel in its original form is soft, white and meaty. It can be processed into various kinds of foods. The cashew apple can be made into a kind of “wine” which is quite popular in some part of India.