365 Day Photo Challenge – Day 80

Jack and I went for a wonderful walk on the beach today. It felt great to have the warm sun shining on me again and the sand between my toes. On our walk to and from the beach I noticed that all of the cashew (marañon) trees are in full season, with plenty of fruit and cashews to be harvested. They are also for sale from little tables positioned along the side of the highway for those who want to enjoy the fruit, nut or both. Harvesting the cashews from their pods is quite a process! They roast the shell that you see attached to the fruit above until it breaks open. A toxic fluid is released from between the inner nut and its outer shell. Then the inner nut is roasted on its own. This labor-intense process is why cashews are so expensive to buy! The fresh-roasted ones for sale along the Panama cost $1 for a small bag, or $5 for a sandwich-sized bag of them, and they are delicious!!

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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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