They are sold in the accurate packings and without them, in the sugar and in the salt, in chocolate, yoghurt glaze and also, raw or slightly fried. We buy them in order to satisfy faster the suddenly stealing up hunger, and moreover we take not only an unspeakable pleasure in the taste, but also the portion of health. Indeed, people, who eat
Its fruits, per se, consist of two parts: the so-called cashew apple and, actually, nut. Apple is a large bulging peduncle, which resembles the pear of yellow, orange or red color; fleshy, very juicy, but is perishable. In order to get to know its sour-sweet pleasant taste, it is necessary to go to the places of growth, for example, to India, where not only juice is made from the fruit, but also jams, jelly, compotes, alcoholic drinks. But the nuts are reached to us in the best form. They grow on the top of apple, they have very solid shell and during the ripening they acquire dark green, almost brown color.
In contrast to others nuts, cashew never is sold in the shell. Everything because between the nutshell and skin, behind which the nut is there, it is contained a very caustic, which under the contact with skin causes heavy burns. Therefore before coming into the market, nuts are very carefully extracted from the shell and skin, they are passed special heat treatment till the total evaporation of substance. No way attempt to clean cashew nuts on one's own!
Use of cashew nuts with their fine, delicate creamy taste in cookery is very wide: this is an independent snack, and wonderful ingredient for the salads, first and second courses, sauces and pastries. Cashew nuts are very popular in the Asian and Indian cookings. They are rich in proteins and carbohydrates, vitamins A, B1, B2, they contain iron, zinc, phosphorus, calcium. But a fat content in them it is less than in the almonds, walnuts and peanut.
Nut?s vitamins contribute to the exchange of proteins and fatty acids in the body and to reduction of cholesterol level in the blood, they strengthen immune system, ensure the normal activity of cardiovascular system. As a booster agent these nuts are used with the toothache, psoriasis, dystrophia, disturbances of metabolic processes, anemias. Moreover in different countries, where cashew nuts are reared successfully, they are used differently. In Africa it is used as intoxicant, in Brazil it is considered aphrodisiac, drug against asthma, bronchitis, influenza, disorder of stomach, diabetes, on Haiti - panacea for the toothache and warts, in Mexico the freckles are decolorized by it, in Panama it is used for the treatment of hypertonia, in Venezuela - against inflammation of throat, in Peru it is used as antiseptic.
Brazil nut is the three-edged brown seeds- lobules with thin fast shell of a big tropical tree, which grow by fascicles per 12 - 24 pieces in a large nut, looking like coconut. Moreover on the native land they grow by themselves, they are not cultivated. A long, looking like half-moon, Brazilian nuts resemble pine nuts by taste, they are served up as light snack, having strewed sometimes by sugar or salt. Grinded, they are good in salads, in bread, pies and baked goods.
Brazil nut contributes to a decrease of cholesterol level and normalization of sugar content in the blood, helps children to grow, and superfluously nervous adults - to survive stresses. Though they contain 65% of oil, this is a good source of protein, cellulose, thiamin, niacin, calcium, zinc, copper, phosphorus, magnesium, vitamins A, B and
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