While we celebrate Thanksgiving later this week, today is a much less commonly honored day- National Cashew Day.
Cashews and Chocolate are a beloved combination, but they're a bit trickier to find than the more common chocolate-covered peanuts, walnuts or even pecans. You may know them as lending a wonderful flavor to Indian restaurant favorite Chicken Korma, and in Brazil, the juice of the cashew nut is popular drink.
This multi-tasking nut also has some medicinal properties. Even its scientific name, Anacardium, refers to its heart-like shape. But the cashew has been used to treat dental abscesses and parts of the plant have been culled to alleviate stomach upset and help with snake bites.
Luckily for us, cashew consumption is generally more for fun than associated with errant cobra attacks or toothaches. We tend to take our cashews combined with milk chocolate and sour cherries, or with a dusting of fleur de sel in a dark bar. Got a craving for cashews? Or even better, stocking up on cashew chocolate treats for the holidays? Today's your lucky day- cashews are free, just for National Cashew Day, in our chocri shop.
What's your ideal cashew and chocolate combination? Tell us in the comments!
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