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Odd request..
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Has anyone had the fruit of a cashew apple in any form?  Juice, Jam, Chutney anything? If so I was wondering where you got it or if it is at all available in the U.S.A.? Also if you have had it
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posted at 1/14/2012 11:27 AM EST
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Has anyone had the fruit of a cashew apple in any form? 
Juice, Jam, Chutney anything?
If so I was wondering where you got it or if it is at all available in the U.S.A.?

Also if you have had it what does it taste like?  When I was in the Caribbean 2 years ago I did not get a chance to go to a local market where it might have been and I have regretted it ever since. (Due to my husbands condition I could not leave him for very long.)

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posted at 1/14/2012 12:42 PM EST
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Sorry Nikki - I had never even heard of a cashew apple.

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posted at 1/14/2012 1:33 PM EST
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What Nancy said.  I''ve not heard of it either.  Sorry

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posted at 1/14/2012 2:29 PM EST
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I've never had one either Nikki.  But I checked and they don't transport well so they aren't sold in the states.  Interesting to find out though that the shell of the cashew is actually quite poisonous.  No wonder they cost so much shelled!  LOL

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posted at 1/14/2012 2:51 PM EST
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Sorry I never heard of it either. Hope someone has and get back to you.

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posted at 1/14/2012 4:26 PM EST
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I have heard of them but I have never seen one.Next time I go to the Westside market I will check.Every once in awhile my grocery store gets in some exotic fruits.

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posted at 1/14/2012 5:19 PM EST
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The cashew apple is not a true fruit, but the swollen stalk to which the cashew nut is attached. Cashew apples are vitamin-C rich and eaten fresh or juiced in growing

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posted at 1/14/2012 5:34 PM EST
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Just checking in to see if anyone has found this??

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posted at 1/14/2012 5:59 PM EST
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Cashews ready for harvest in Guinea-BissauCashew Apple

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posted at 1/14/2012 6:40 PM EST
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I haven't heard of it. Sounds interesting! I guess I better google it.

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posted at 1/14/2012 7:07 PM EST
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Nikki, I'll check at the Asian Market I go to.If it's different they have it lol.I always spend time going through the isles and products there,it's amazing what people eat.My friend married a girl from the Philippines and she finds things there to use in her native cuisine,they do grow cashews in the Philippines maybe she has had them? I just tried a blood orange today and I'm not sure if it was ripe enough,they are supposed to be sweet and this one was not,but there are different types of blood oranges.I still liked it though.

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posted at 1/14/2012 8:04 PM EST
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I've heard of them - unfortunately, have not found them yet.

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posted at 1/14/2012 10:04 PM EST
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Here's one ........
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cashew

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posted at 1/14/2012 10:07 PM EST
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http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/morton/cashew_apple.html

http://treesandshrubs.about.com/od/fruitsnuts/ig/Tropical-Fruit-Photo-Gallery/Cashew-Apple.htm

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dharmasphere/133351468/

Thank goodness for the Internet.

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posted at 1/15/2012 8:15 AM EST
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Sorry, I've never heard of them either.

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posted at 1/15/2012 10:02 AM EST
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I've never heard of a cashew apple.....please let us know if you find what you are looking for!

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posted at 1/15/2012 10:55 AM EST
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Hello Nikki:

I live in Saint Lucia.  Your Cashew Apple grows on the bottom of the actual cashew nut.  If you can find a grower of the Cashew there in the US he will probably give it to you.  As most people outsideof the Caribbean don't eat it. If you are ever here in Saint Lucial.  Send me a note and I will take you to visit my friends who grows and sell cashews here and you can eat all of the Cashew Apples you wish.

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posted at 1/15/2012 11:33 AM EST
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In Response to Re: Odd request..:
Hello Nikki: I live in Saint Lucia.  Your Cashew Apple grows on the bottom of the actual cashew nut.  If you can find a grower of the Cashew there in the US he will probably give it to you.  As most people outsideof the Caribbean don't eat it. If you are ever here in Saint Lucial.  Send me a note and I will take you to visit my friends who grows and sell cashews here and you can eat all of the Cashew Apples you wish.
Posted by Kandie S


Kandie, what a great "excuse" to go to St. Lucia.  I have been there a few times on a cruise.  Beautiful!
I will have to keep that in mind if I ever get a chance to go on another cruise.
I can imagine the process of harvesting is pretty detailed as I understand the husk, hull or whatever it is is very toxic. 
If you get a chance could you sort of describe the taste and texture..I know it is like trying to describe a color to a blind person.  Sweet..tart..firm..soft.. I am looking in my area for Caribbean, African and Indian markets I am sure one of them has a product made from the Cashew Apple.

I just knew that the broad reach of this forum there would be someone that has at least tried this elusive product.
Thank you all and for all that have never heard of this I hope I have intrigued someone else to try something new and different.
Does anyone else have an item that you have wanted to try but never got a chance or dared to try??

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posted at 1/15/2012 11:46 AM EST
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sorry never heard of it

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posted at 1/15/2012 12:48 PM EST
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Nancy G - I clicked on to this link....How VERY interesting.  Thanks so much!!  I love cashews, and there is always a big can of them in the "lazy susan".  Once the can is opened, it is fair game for whoever is around.  Believe me, they don't last long around here.  Thanks again for the amazing information!



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Here's one ........ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cashew
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