The cashew apple, also called cashew fruit, is the fleshy part of the cashew fruit that the cashew nut is attached to.
Cashew apple juice (suco de caju) is one of the most popular juices in Brazil.
The taste of cashew juice is like no other and once tasted it becomes an iconic and uniquely Brazilian flavor. As with most unique tastes, describing the flavor of cashew juice isn't easy. However, there is one characteristic of the juice which immediately identifies it to the palate -and that is of tannins - the astringent responsible for the "woody" or "puckery" feel of black teas and red wines.
Chile Mojo staff are divided. Some feel it's just a bit too unusual, others totally love it. As a concentrated unsweetened product, it is very adaptable. Stronger, sweeter if preferred. One of us likes it straight up.
Bottle makes up to 5 litres and preparation suggestion is: 1 part juice + 9 parts water + sugar to taste