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Cashews are healthy. They have good fats and oils in them. They also have minerals. Minerals help living things grow strong. Iron and copper are minerals in cashews. They are important for heart and blood health.

People must roast cashews before they can sell them. Some cashews are roasted over a fire. But the smoke can be dangerous. It can hurt people’s eyes and skin. People may also roast cashews in round containers. These are safer than over the fire.

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Making Connections


Did you know cashews come from cashew apples? What other kinds of foods grow in surprising ways?


Have you read other books about how foods grow? How were those foods similar to or different from cashews?


Cashews can be used in meals or eaten as a snack. What other food can be used in both of these ways?

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