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??