I've always contemplated that why it is so easy to de-shell pistachios and walnuts; before tossing them into the mouth, we simply wedge fingernails in the gap where two shells meet and then pop open the shell.
But did you know something is claiming about de-shelling of the nuts before popping them into your mouth? It has got nothing to do with enriching the taste; maybe it simply gives you something healthy to focus on.
Find your answer in the article ahead and don't forget to share it with your friends.
Cashews are part of the poison ivy family. They contain oil which is a harmful irritant. The oil is found in a layer, between the shell and the actual cashew seed, and if consumed, can be lethal. Another lesser known fact is that the nut grows outside the fruit.
The cashews are processed before we consume them.
To get rid of the harmful oil, cashew nuts are roasted at high temperatures.
"I had never even contemplated cashews having a shell!"
"My grandmother in Panama use to roast Cashews for us when I was a kid. She had 3 or 4 trees in front of her house. She also made a drink from the fruit."