These Foods Don’t Grow The Way We Imagined

Cashews

If you’re wondering why we decided to throw in a picture of Mario from Super Mario Bros., then you’re unfortunately mistaken. Looks pretty similar though, right? This bizarre photograph actually shows the growing process of a cashew nut. Not only do they grow on trees, but these nuts also grow from the bottom of the cashew fruit!

Often called the cashew apple, this fruit grows on the cashew tree before the nut, and then the nut slowly but surely follows behind. When the fruit is ripe, it will fall to the ground, and then the cashew nut can be harvested. While some people do also eat the cashew apple, it rots pretty quickly, so you have to act fast.

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