If you like cashews read this...
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!