The Cashew Tree

Thanks for your comments and feedback from my last post…It was a bit more heavy than what I normally write so I thought with this one, I’d write about something a little fun and more interesting…Enjoy!

Ok…So am I the only one that didn’t know how cashews grow? Seriously, check this out…is it not one of the weirdest things you’ve ever seen? No wonder cashews are so expensive and hard to find in Costa Rica!

Cashew tree

And from what I was told…growing them isn’t all that hard. It’s what you have to do after they’ve grown that is difficult. So the apple part up top can be eaten or put into juice. But it’s getting the cashew out of the shell that is the challenge – because along with the cashew, there is a substance inside it that will burn you if you touch it! I won’t be harvesting cashews anytime soon but I sure will appreciate them more when I eat them!

Cashew nuts

Pura vida…Chrissy