365 Day Photo Challenge – Day 37

Marañon blossoms, fruit and nut.

Well, you’ve seen the fruit and blossoms from the ‘Marañon Curazao’ tree in our backyard. That particular type of marañon tree does not bear cashews – only fruit. However, this photo is of the ‘regular’ marañon blossoms and evolving fruit/nut combination. The burgundy/brown part is what will evolve into a tasty fruit, while the part below encases the cashew nut. This whole part has to be roasted in order to get the nut out. There is a toxic oil surrounding the nut within this encasement which is very harmful if ingested. Interesting huh? With all the labor involved, it is no wonder cashews are so expensive! They do sell them roadside here in Panama, and have unbelievable flavor when they are so fresh!

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About denisemacdonald

I am a Canadian entrepreneur who has been spending the majority of my time between Canada and Panama, Central America. Living oceanfront, I am an 'investment consultant', predominantly in the area of real estate in the beaches areas. Photography is my hobby. In April, 2014 I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Triple Negative Breast Cancer. I will be sharing my journey here on these 'pages'. If you would like to learn more about "Triple Negative" breast cancer, please click onto http://www.tnbcfoundation.org/.
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