National Cashew Day:
Celebrated annually on every November 23rd, the National Cashew Day is dedicated to honoring the simple yet popular nuts across the globe – the Cashews! .Cashews are a favorite of many people around the world. Rich in antioxidants and minerals, this popular nut is celebrated as National It is celebrated by partying and snacking by people across the United States of America.
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Why National Cashew Day?
The cashew nut is a popular snack not just in the United States but across the world. Tons of cashew are produced every year all over the globe and they have been widely cultivated in India and Africa from the 16th century.
It belongs to the family of Anacardiaceae and is a great source of Vitamins and minerals. About 10% of their weight is starch which makes them useful in condensing water-based dishes such as Indian milk-based desserts, stew, and soups. Its unusual characteristic makes them useful for various South Asian cuisines as well. Cashews are also used in whole forms in Thai and Chinese cuisine. Roasted and salted cashews popularly known as kacang mete is a well-known snack of Indonesia.
Cashews are most commonly used in Indian and Pakistani dishes such as sweets, curries and also used in garnishing. In the 21st century, African countries increased cashew cultivation to produce cashew milk which became an alternative for dairy milk. In Brazil, cashew fruit juice and the pulp are used in the making of sweets.
In Panama, the fruit is cooked to make a unique sweet called the dulce de marañón. the cashew oil, a dark yellow oil pressed from cashew nuts is used for dressing salad and also used in cooking. The fruit, known as the cashew apple is also eaten cooked or fresh.
The National Cashew Day marks the celebration of this unique nut that has a high rate of global production. Not just the nut but the plant has also is used for various purposes such as the bark in Cambodia gives the yellow dye, the timber is also used in making boats and house-boards and the wood is exceptional charcoal.
How can we observe National Cashew Day?
- Eat Cashews!
There are a variety of options to celebrate the National Cashew Day. You can observe this day by eating cashews, today and every day for all the health benefits they provide!
- Prepare a recipe that includes for today!
To observe National Cashew Day you can cook recipes that include Cashews! Prepare recipes such as granola, salads, desserts, etc.
- Encourage others to celebrate National Cashew Day!
Cashews make an enjoyable treat and can be eaten salted, roasted, or coated in chocolate or sugar. There are a wide variety of desserts you can prepare using cashews! Use hashtags #NationalCashewDay and #CashewDay to share your recipes and thoughts on National Cashew day on social media.
- Have a Cashew themed Party!
Invite friends for a Cashew themed party this National Cashew day! encourage everyone to cook varied dishes and desserts that include cashews in them! Taste every dish and celebrate the National Cashew Day!
Interesting facts about National Cashew Day:
Here are a few interesting facts you need to know about cashews.
- Cashew was originally grown in Brazil. The Portuguese sailors brought the tree into India between 1560 and 1565
- Acid from cashew nutshells can heal tooth abscesses and the seed can also be used to treat snake bites, as an antivenom.
- Before they are roasted, Cashews are found in a shade of green
- Cashew is also found in industrial products like paints and brake liners
- The average cashew tree can grow up to 50 feet
- Cashews are never sold in their shells because they belong to the same family as poison ivy and poison sumac
- The 21st of April is celebrated as National Chocolate Covered Cashew Day
- 90% of the world’s cashew crop is consumed by the United States.
- In 2010, Nigeria produced 650,000 tons of Cashew, becoming the top producer of cashew
- Cashew contains oxalates which can worsen the condition of patients with a kidney stone or gall bladder problems.
History of National Cashew Day:
The founder and the origin of the National Cashew Day are unknown as per our research. No presidential claims were found announcing it as the National holiday. Therefore, people across the US celebrate the National Cashew Day is an unofficial fun food holiday.