Cashew fruit, Juice & its benefits

CASHEW JUICE HEALTH BENEFITS: Cashew is always rich in healthy contents.It consists of minerals vitamins and lot of health benefits for increase the body resistance power and health. Cashew nut is also rich in various vitamins and minerals. In Kerala cashew is used for various natural medicines. From all other fruits, cashew is different. It’s because of rich in Vitamin C in it. From various studies, scientists conclude its very helpful to control the cancer cells. It also helps to stable our heart strong and also the muscle functions.

The cashew apple or cashew fruit, is the fleshy part of the cashew fruit attached to the cashew nut. The top end of the cashew apple is attached to the stem that comes off the tree. The bottom end of the cashew apple attaches to the cashew nut, which is encased in a shell. In botanical terms, the cashew apple is an accessory fruit that grows on the cashew seed (which is the nut).

The cashew apple can be eaten fresh, cooked in curries, 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 bruised and has very limited shelf life. Cashew apple juice, however, may be used for manufacturing blended juices.

Cashew apples have a sweet but astringent taste traced to the waxy layer on the skin that contains a chemical, urushiol, which can cause minor skin irritation to areas that have had contact with it.[citation needed] In cultures that consume cashew apples, this astringency is sometimes removed by steaming the fruit for five minutes before washing it in cold water; alternatively, boiling the fruit in salt water for five minutes or soaking it in gelatin solution also reduces the astringency.