Did you know that cashews are technically a fruit? Unbelievable but it's true. It is valued for its flavor and sweetish, nutty taste. Cashew is one of the most consumed nuts in the world. In Europe and America cashews are expensive, but the same can't be said when in season in Zanzibar. The affordable price and abundance at markets from October through February will let you eat as much as you want.
As for the growing of this valuable nut, it doesn't need very rich soil, irrigation, fertilization, or care. The ripe fruit is called a cashew apple and is red or yellow in color, pear-shaped, and contains the actual nut inside. By the way, you can eat this fruit's ""shell"" because it is sweet and flavorful. Some cooks make an alcoholic drink from cashew apples called Gongo. The nut itself is separated from the apple and dried up to readiness in the sun.