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Here are today’s five things to know about cashews:

Pistachio, mango, cashew and poison ivy are in the same family.


Cashews are native to Costa Rica and most of Central America.

assortment of tasty nuts, close up

Cashews are seeds. Because they grow out of apples, they are technically a seed not a nut.


Raw cashews are green. Before the seed is roasted, cashews are a beautiful shade of green.


A freshly picked cashew nut is highly flammable and can even be explosive.



Today’s Food History

  • 1808 Thomas Cook was born. In 1841 Cook hired a special excursion train between Leicester and Loughborough in England for a temperance meeting. The beginning of Thomas Cook & Son, the worldwide travel agency.
  • 1862 Dr. Alexander P. Anderson was born. He developed Puffed Rice in NYC in 1902, which was introduced to the world at the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904.
  • 1967 Arlo Guthrie’s ballad/song ‘Alice’s Restaurant’ was released.
  • 1992 Actor Sterling Holloway died. He was also the voice of Winnie The Pooh, the honey loving bear in Disney’s animated version.

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