Cashews are one of the tastiest nuts. The cashew plant is an evergreen tree from the anacardiaceae family, also known as Indian peanut or Indian cashew. An interesting detail is that the nuts we love so much do not actually grow inside the cashew fruit - the so-called. cashew apple, but on top of it.
Cashews, which are usually served as an appetizer for alcoholic drinks, are wrapped in a double shell, which contains an allergen - anacardic phenolic acid. Fortunately, it breaks down with proper cashew roasting.
It is recommended that cashew nuts are roasted outdoors because the roasting process releases smoke containing uruziol, which can cause severe, life-threatening conditions.
Cashews are available roasted and raw, in the form of peeled nuts. Raw cashews can be roasted relatively easily in the oven or in the microwave.
The raw cashews are moistened slightly, sprinkled with salt and baked in a preheated oven at 180°C for about 20 minutes, by stirring the nuts every 5-6 minutes. The time to roast cashews in an 800 W microwave oven is about 3.5 minutes, by stirring every minute.