Can cashew nut skin be eaten?

Cashew nuts are an extremely nutritious nut and are mainly grown in Countries such as India, Brazil, Vietnam, Mozambique, and Tanzania. In recent years, people are more and more in favor of cashew nuts, cashew nuts in the market demand degree is also higher and higher. However, about the consumption of cashew nut skin, how much do you know?

Cashew skins

In fact, the cashews that grow on trees attach to the top of the fake fruit. After being picked, the first peel off the outer hard shell of the nut. We can use the cashew shelling machine to do this.

Automatic cashew nut shelling machine
Automatic Cashew Nut Shelling Machine

In addition to this hard shell, there is a thin layer of skin on the outside of the nut, which is usually a darker color. After removing this layer, you can get yellow and white cashews.

Raw cashew nut skin is not edible

Cashew nutshell and skin is toxic, cashew shell juices contain chemical substances on a person’s skin to corrosive. So artificial shell needs to be hand protection and compared with the shell more toxic the kind of skin. Before eating raw cashew nuts, must put the cashew nuts soaked in water for 5 hours.

Cashew nuts
Cashew Nuts

But according to experts, when eating raw cashews, it’s best to remove the cashew nut skin.

The processed cashews are edible

Some cashews that are baked with salt or charcoal on the market have a skin on them. But the nuts are processed with the poisonous seed coat removed. And the skin that appears before us is the skin that the cashews have formed themselves after being baked with salt and charcoal, so they are edible.

Cashew nut peeling machine
Cashew Nut Peeling Machine

Most of all kinds of cashew nuts are on the market of the peeling process. For the processing steps, most of the cashew nut manufacturers will choose to use the cashew peeling machine. After peeling of cashew nut and seed coat thoroughly separation, and do not harm the cashew kernel, is an essential part of cashew nuts processing production line of a device.