The largest, richest and most tender cashews from Brazil. Cashews are part of an edible, mango-like fruit called the Cashew Apple. According to Indian legend, the cashew was anciently revered as a source of superhuman power and strength. The cashew is a large evergreen tree that reaches heights of 30 - 40 feet. The nut is kidney shaped, the size of a large bean, and borne beneath a yellow or orange fruit called a cashew apple. The outer covering of the fruit contains an extremely caustic oil that must be burned off before the nut can be touched. The kernels are then boiled or roasted again, and a second shell is removed. Price is per pound.