A popular ingredient finding its way into many Indian gravies, cashew - a plant originating from Brazil, is a nut high in minerals
The cashew tree is a tropical evergreen tree that produces the cashew seed and the cashew apple. India is one of the major producers of cashew.
The cashew seed, often simply called a cashew, is widely consumed. It is eaten on its own, used in recipes, or processed into cashew cheese or cashew butter.
Specifically, the export of cashew kernels reached 294,000 tons and 2.98 billion USD, up 0.4% in quantity and 25.6% in value compared to the first 10 months of 2016. The US, EU, China still maintained as the 3 largest cashew import markets of Vietnam, accounting for 35%, 25% and 15% of the total cashew nut export value, respectively.
The Cashew Research and Development Center (Cashew Center) under the Southern Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology (IAS) has selected, successfully developed and provided for production 3 new varieties of cashew:
According to a study by the Nutrition Center of Ho Chi Minh City, cashew nuts are a food with high nutritional value, low glycemic index, contributing to the prevention of diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. cancer, osteoporosis, obesity.