Whenever I go to a dinner party, the first appetizer I go for is the mixed nuts.
They’re sweet and salty, crunchy, and full of protein they’re basically the perfect snack.
And let’s be honest, we all know which nut in the mixed nut bowl is the best: the cashew.
It’s delicious and creamy, and somehow it’s completely addicting. They’re always the first nuts to disappear, which is understandable because they’re just so gosh darn yummy.
I’d never put much thought into how cashews grow, but I guess I always just assumed that the tasty nut grew like other nuts: in the ground like peanuts, or in casings like walnuts.
If someone told me a week ago that cashews grow out of fruits that look like apples, I probably would have laughed in their face.
It seems like a ridiculous hoax, but cashews do in fact grow on trees out of the bottom of “cashew apples.”
[H/T Mental Floss]