How are cashews grown?
The flowering period of the cashew tree takes place from December to January. Insects are the major pollinators of cashew. The cashew tree produces a shiny and juicy fruit, known as cashew apple which bears a single seeded nut in its bottom covered with a hard grey shell. They both appear about a week after fertilization.
The upper part of the fruit is edible and has a nice fruity taste. It is vastly unknown in the Western world as it is impossible to transport due to the fragility of the skin of the fruit but locals enjoy it as a snack, juice or liquor. The most valued product is the nut. Cashews are still harvested manually, picked up from the ground. This has to be done regularly to ensure they don’t stay long on the ground after their fall as this would impact the quality.
Taste the difference with our cashew products
Once harvested, we treat cashews with utmost care to preserve their authentic flavors, only to be unleashed in your creations. We’re passionate about nuts, and are proud to offer the best that cashews can offer:
- Roasted: whole or in pieces
- Caramelized: fully caramelized (sablages), with pieces of caramelized sugar (crocants)
- Pastes & nut butters