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Sunday, October 05, 2008

By Marilyn vos Savant (the smartest woman in the world)

Why don't we ever see unshelled cashews for sale?

They wouldn't be very popular. Cashews have two shells. Between them is a caustic oil that blisters human skin. The stuff is even used in insecticides. As if that weren't enough, it teems with potent allergens. And when the nuts are roasted to inactivate the allergens, dangerous fumes are given off. Producing and processing cashews safely is a complicated business.

ME: Why do I see raw cashews in stores? At least I thought I have. Why do we continue to eat these if they are hurting people that have to work to get them out of the shell. Aren't we also hurting the environment? I don't think I ever want to eat another cashew. Imagine the first person to eat one, yikes!!!!!

Does anyone else have an opinion on this? I would like to hear your comments. Thanks!
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  • AZUREKETO
    http://www.living-foods.com/article
    s/rawcashew.html

    Some other information you may want to know about. Thanks for posting your question though because I wondered the same things.
    4578 days ago
  • DONANDMARY77
    The cashews in Tanzania are in season right now. I think of it a little bit differently. Firstly, I never knew all the information you gave us, but I do know that the harvesting of cashews keeps many families here in Tanzania from starving.

    They must not be that difficult to harvest, because there are vendors by the hundreds walking the streets. I love cashews and they are one of the few nuts that I eat that actually help in digestion. Some nuts constipate me, but not cashews. I don't eat them often, but they are one of the treats I allow myself to have.
    Mary
    4578 days ago
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