Poison in Cashews

Poison in Cashews

Cashew “fruits” are oval shape structure is hypocaripium develops from pedicel.

The original fruit are kidney shaped with hard shell containing the edible seeds.

Cashew that we eat are processed and are not entirely raw. Raw cashews contain a compound called urushiol which is like the poison we found in poison ivy plants.

Eating raw cashew can cause stomach irritation, nausea, headache and vomiting.

Cashew poisoning is rare. If you develop these symptoms after eating cashew it could be because of traces of urshiol that is left behind during the improper processing.

Author: HealthyLife | Posted on: July 5, 2021

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