Buyer's guide

Cashew fruit are too fragile for export from the tropics where they grow.

Storage

Fresh cashew ‘fruit’ has a very short shelf-life so is used as soon as it has fallen from the tree.

Preparation

In some parts of the world, cashew ‘fruit’ are turned into various alcoholic drinks. In Brazil the juice is served fresh; elsewhere, the fruits are pressure-steamed before being candied or turned into jams and chutneys.