|cashew nut in the center|
|Cashews (orange), passion fruit (yellow), and limes (green)|
|Caipirinha de Caju|
The fruit can be from a yellow to a fire engine red in color. It is gorgeous in my eyes.
Growing up in Brazil, I frequently climbed the cashew tree that we had in the back yard. Great memories from climbing that tree! sigh!
My favorite drink from this fruit is a "caipirinha" made with the juice and meat of the fruit with added sugar, ice; and the very alcoholic Brazilian rum, called "Cachaça" or "aguardente."
See the black can on photos 2 and 3. It is one of the brands available in Brazil.
But back to the pit, this nut has to be processed before one can eat it. It is poisonous as pictured above. So don't go on trying it as is.
PS. Caipirinha can be made with vodka and also with the other fruits pictured.
Hope you like this bit of information.