All you need to know about CASHEW

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The cashew tree is a tropical evergreen tree that produces the cashew seed and the cashew apple. It has two height limit. The tallest which is of 14m (46ft) it takes three years from planting before it starts production, and eight years before economic harvests can begin. and the dwarf which is 6m (20ft) the dwarf cashew has been said to be more profitable, with earlier maturity and higher yields, it start producing after the first year, with economic yields after three years. . The cashew tree is cultivated in the tropics between 25°N and 25°S, and is supremely adapted to hot lowland areas with a pronounced dry season.

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In Indian it is used for gnashing sweets or curries and can also be ground into paste that forms a base of sauce for curries e.g koma.
In the Philippines, cashew is a known product of Antipolo , and is eaten with suman .
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Indonesia , roasted and salted cashew nut is called kacang mete or kacang mede , while the cashew apple is called jambu monyet (translates in English to monkey rose apple).
The Brazilian prefer the cashew to the but, and the cashew fruit juice is popular over there.
In the 21st century the cashew help some African countries in demand for the production of cashew milk.
Cashew Nut Production (as Kernels) - 2015
COUNTRY. PRODUCTION(TONNES)
India 172,719
Côte d'Ivoire 171,111
Vietnam 113,059
Brazil 33,000
World 738,861
Source: Nuts and Dried Fruits, Global Statistical Review, 2015 [13]
In 2014 the fast growth of cashew in cõte d'lvoir make the country the top African exporter
The cashew apple can be eaten fresh, cooked in curries as said above in some countries or fermented into vinegar, as well as an alcoholic drink. It is also used to make preserves, chutneys, and jams in some countries such as India and Brazil. In many countries, particularly in South America, the cashew apple is used to flavor drinks, both alcoholic and nonalcoholic.
Cashew nuts are more widely traded than cashew apples, because the apple, unlike the nut, is easily contuse and has very limited shelf life. Cashew apple juice, however, may be used for manufacturing blended juices.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF CASHEW
Cashews helps Fights Cancer:
Cashew has its own qualities against cancer. They contain proanthocyanidins which belong to the family of flavonols are well known to stop the cancer cells from division. Another things is that high fiber content makes them even better in fighting cancer cells.
Cashews Lower the Blood pressure:
In cashews, high magnesium content is present which enables them to lower down the blood pressure. Research says that if 10 men don’t have blood pressure problem then nine or at least eight of them love cashews.
Healthy bones
Like calcium, magnesium, which is the main content in cashew nuts, is an important mineral for bone health and can come handy to tackle bone ailments like osteoporosis. You will get about at least 117 milligrams of magnesium — 28 to 36 percent of your daily need — in a cup of cashew nuts.
Prevent heart disease
The National Centre for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in its case study points out that nuts are likely to be beneficial for health , keeping a check on various ailments, such as heart disease. Oleic acid is very good for heart and cashews are very good in them. It also contains low fat content unlike other nuts. They contains anti-oxidants which prevents heart from diseases and also lower down the cholesterol. .

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Healthy and shiny hair
Consumption of cashew, as well as the application of cashew oil on your scalp, ensures healthy hair.
Copper present in cashew nuts oil helps in the production of skin and hair pigment called melanin. It also enhances hair colour and can provide a silky-smooth texture due to the presence of linoleic and oleic acids.. So if you consume cashews which are loaded with high copper content will aid you preserve your natural hair color.

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Improves weight loss
Even though cashew nuts are considered as fats, they contain good cholesterol. Several studies have found that cashew nuts can play a key role in weight maintenance, thanks to their high fibre content. However, the people who eat cashews at least twice per week put on less weight when contrasted with the people who eat less..
SIDE EFFECT
Not Suitable For People Suffering From Headaches And Migraines
Eating cashew nuts is not suitable for people suffering from headaches and migraines because of the amino acids like tyramine and phenylethylamine present in them. Although these amino acids are good for our health and help in maintaining the normal blood pressure levels and provide a sense of well-being , but these amino acids may cause head pain in individuals who are sensitive to these amino acids.
May Cause Allergies
Eating too many cashew nuts is dangerous for our health even because of the risk of allergic reactions attached to them. As per a study published in December 2003 edition of the journal “Allergy”, allergies associated with cashews are risking day by day and these allergic reactions are even more serious because they affect young children who may never have been exposed to these allergies..
May Destroys Balance Of Other Food Materials
Eating cashew nuts is good for our health because of the number of nutrients present in them but even after the presence of a large number of nutrients in cashew nuts, they are not a complete food and our body needs other important nutrients which we get from other food materials like fruits, vegetables, and grains etc. Eating cashew nuts ( and other high protein foods) in limited quantity will ensure that there is enough room for other important food material in our body. So, in short eat cashew nuts ( in moderation) for your good health but don’t let cashew nuts or any other food item to dominate your diet.

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References(https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/show/3625?fg=&man=&lfacet=&format=&count=&max=2) (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1335830/?page=1)(Allmedicalstuff.com)

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