Forgotten about by mankind for centuries, the medicinal juice from a pear shaped fruit called the Cashew Apple is fast becoming a new super juice.
Imagine a fruit half way between an apple and a pear, with a nut attached to its base. Welcome to the mostly unknown fruit called the Cashew Apple, a fruit that is attached to the Cashew Nut and rich in vitamin C (five times more than oranges), calcium, iron, Cadol, Anacaradic Acid, Phosphorus, Beta Carotene, Riboflavin, Thiamine mineral salts and phosphorous. Cadol” is a natural antiseptic that kills germs before they have a chance to cause disease.
Known in Thailand as the “ miraculous juice” the Aztec tribes are believed to be the first people to use the juice to assist in the relief of sore throats, to disperse phlegm in the throat, to settle upset stomachs, to dislodge kidney stones, to treat scurvy, increase energy, to treat diarrhoea, cholera and to promote good health. The reason why Cashew Apple juice was never commercially produced was due to the Cashew Apple having an extreme astringency that puckers up your mouth and makes the juice undrinkable. The astringent taste is believed to originate from the waxy layer of the skin and no one could work out how to remove this bitter taste.
The Songkhla University of Thailand assisted a local orchard under a business development grant to turn the juice into a commercially viable product. This process is a well kept secret and in 2003 the juice became commercially available under the product named “Cashewy". There is nowhere else in the world that this juice is made and in these modern times it is very rare to find such a unique product.
Mr Mark Denmeade, Managing Director of Blue Sea Imports T/A Cashewy Australia successfully negotiated with the manufacture to secure the sole distribution rights to sell the juice throughout the world. Mr Denmeade stated that he is always amazed by the E- Mails he receives from people taking the juice. “I introduced the juice into Australia fourteen months ago and sold it via the internet to trial the juice. Every day I receive letters from people who love the juice and the health benefits they report continue to amaze me. Many people have reported that since taking the juice they have not had a cold for over twelve months, their sinus has cleared up considerably, people suffering from fluid retention have benefited, many people report that their arthritis is much better and some of the elderly customers have reported that their flow of urine has increased. They all report they seem to have more energy and feel much better so I know that this juice works and surprisingly within a very short time”. I am a firm believer that we need to look back to nature to find cures for disease and we should perhaps not rely on man mad prescription drugs. Over seventy percent of manmade drugs come originally from nature anyway, just look at aspirin and antibiotics”
The juice of the Cashew Apple is sweet but has a very unique taste. The juice can be purchased in 500ml bottles as a concentrate and only a small amount of the juice is required twice daily and can it be mixed with any beverage from tea to apple juice. Blue Sea Imports in partnership with the manufacturer are currently developing an energy drink using the juice as a base. You can order "Cashewy" via the website at www.cashewy.com.au or by phoning 1300 761 019 during business hours.
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Blue Sea Imports T/A cashewy Australia discovered the juice in Thailand in 2006 after discovering the health benefits of the juice. The company is now the sole world-wide distributor of the juice. The company has a branch in Phuket, Thailand which actively seeks new products and services.