Common Name: Cashew Apple
Binomial Nomenclature: Anacardium occidentale
Culinary Use: Cashew nuts grow dangling beneath a fleshy stalk known as the cashew pear. The 'pear' can be used for juices, syrups and liqueurs. Cashew nuts are eaten on their own as a snack or as an ingredient in various sweet and savoury dishes.
Medicinal Use: the leaves are used as treatment for reducing fever, malaria, toothache, and gum problems. The bark is used to reduce blood sugar levels and to detoxify snake bites. Cashew syrup is used as relief from coughs and colds.
Fun Fact: It is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds due to its fragrant flowers.