Cashew nuts are actually the seeds that adhere to the bottom of the cashew apple, the fruit of the cashew tree, which is native to the coastal areas of northeastern Brazil. No matter what they are, there’s simply no denying that they’re pretty darn delicious. In fact, cashews are America’s favorite nut, with 31 percent of people naming it their top choice!
While they may taste rich, cashews actually have a lower fat content compared to most other nuts. Like all plant-based foods, cashews are cholesterol-free.