Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The 'acaiu'

The cashew, fruit abundant in Northeastern, is native of Brazil, and known since 1558, when it was first described by a French Franciscan friar traveling across the country. For its shape, the cashew has been likened to an egg-boos! The name was given by the Indian - acaiu (cashew) - which means 'nut'.

By the way, the cashew flavor reaches best when its becomes entirely red.

O caju, fruta abundante no Nordeste brasileiro, é nativo do Brasil, e conhecido desde 1558, quando foi descrito pela primeira vez por um frade franciscano francês em viagem pelo país. Por seu formato, o caju foi comparado a um ovo de pata! O nome caju foi dado pelos indígenas - acaiu (caju) -, que significa 'noz'.

A propósito, o caju atinge seu melhor sabor ao se tornar inteiramente vermelho.


  1. Je ne connaissais le fruit que dans mon petit ramequin pour l'apéro,jolie prise de vue.Bonne journée.

  2. It is so interesting, first time I see the cashew as a fruit. It is true. All my life I thought that cashew comes from small plastic bags :-)))

  3. Are the ones on the photo real or made of wood? They are so perfect to the point that they do not look real.

  4. they're wood in the pic, but the real ones are yummy and smell wonderful!! Love it! Love the pic and love the blog, thanks for having it!

  5. I've never seen a wild cashew before! I had no idea they came in such a pretty red package...

  6. This one is made in wood. We'll show the real fruit next time!


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