Are cashews a legume?
No, although many think it to be, a cashew is a nut. A most unusual nut.
Although it's a true nut, rather than a legume, the cashew does grow in a rather unusual fashion. The tree grows a substantial crop of large, pear-shaped fruit known as cashew apples, and the nut itself grows from the bottom of the fruit in a cashew-shaped husk
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