National Cashew Day Quiz: Celebrate and Test Your Cashew Knowledge!

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Get ready to celebrate National Cashew Day with the "National Cashew Day Quiz." Delve into the world of cashews and challenge your knowledge about these delicious nuts. From their unique characteristics to culinary uses, this quiz will put your cashew expertise to the test. Are you a true cashew connoisseur, or do you have more to learn about these versatile snacks?

Also, share this National Cashew Day Quiz with your friends and family and enjoy this crunchy, flavorful nut. Join us in honoring this beloved nut by testing your understanding. It's the perfect way to appreciate National Cashew Day and discover Read morefun facts about cashews. Let's see how nutty your knowledge really is!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When is National Cashew Day celebrated?

    • A.

      November 1

    • B.

      November 23

    • C.

      November 26

    • D.

      November 10

    Correct Answer
    B. November 23
    Explanation
    National Cashew Day is celebrated annually November 23. This day is to celebrate a popular nut for partying and snacking. National Cashew Day is only celebrated nationwide in the United States of America. This unofficial holiday was first observed in 2015.

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  • 2. 

    Where do cashews grow?

    • A.

      Underground

    • B.

      On trees

    • C.

      In vines

    • D.

      On bushes

    Correct Answer
    B. On trees
    Explanation
    Cashews are a nut, grown on trees throughout the world's tropical zones. The cashew tree is native to northeastern Brazil but is now cultivated in various tropical regions around the world. The cashew nut is actually the seed that grows at the end of the cashew apple, which is a pear-shaped fruit. The tree can grow up to 46 feet in height and requires a warm climate to thrive.

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  • 3. 

    What is the scientific name for cashew?

    • A.

      Anacardium occidentale

    • B.

      Pistacia vera

    • C.

      Carya illinoinensis

    • D.

      Castanea sativa

    Correct Answer
    A. Anacardium occidentale
    Explanation
    The scientific name for cashew is Anacardium occidentale. It belongs to the family Anacardiaceae and is related to poison ivy and poison oak. The name 'Anacardium' is derived from the Greek words 'ana' (meaning without) and 'cardium' (meaning heart), referring to the absence of a true nut.

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  • 4. 

    What is the outer part of a cashew nut called?

    • A.

      Seed coat

    • B.

      Shell

    • C.

      Fruit

    • D.

      Husk

    Correct Answer
    B. Shell
    Explanation
    The outer part of a cashew nut is called the shell. It is a hard and durable structure that protects the edible kernel inside. The shell is toxic and contains a resinous substance that can cause skin irritation. Proper processing is required to remove the shell and obtain the cashew nut.

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  • 5. 

    What is cashew apple used for?

    • A.

      To make wine

    • B.

      To make jam

    • C.

      To make juice

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Cashew apple is used to make wine, jam, and juice. While the cashew nut is the main focus, the cashew apple is not wasted. It has a juicy and slightly acidic taste, making it suitable for various culinary uses. In some regions, cashew apple products are consumed as refreshments or turned into commercial products.

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  • 6. 

    Which part of the cashew is edible?

    • A.

      Cashew apple

    • B.

      Cashew nut

    • C.

      Cashew shell

    • D.

      Cashew leaf

    Correct Answer
    B. Cashew nut
    Explanation
    The edible part of the cashew is the cashew nut. Once the cashew apple is removed, the shell needs to be cracked to obtain the cashew nut. The cashew nut is a kidney-shaped seed that is commonly used in cooking, baking, and eaten as a snack.

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  • 7. 

    Which nutrient is abundant in cashews?

    • A.

      Protein

    • B.

      Vitamin C

    • C.

      Iron

    • D.

      Calcium

    Correct Answer
    C. Iron
    Explanation
    Cashews are abundant in iron. A 1-ounce serving of cashews provides approximately 2 milligrams of iron, which is around 10% of the recommended daily intake. Iron is essential for transporting oxygen throughout the body and maintaining healthy red blood cells.

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  • 8. 

    Which type of fat is predominant in cashews?

    • A.

      Saturated fat

    • B.

      Trans fat

    • C.

      Polyunsaturated fat

    • D.

      Monounsaturated fat

    Correct Answer
    D. Monounsaturated fat
    Explanation
    The predominant type of fat in cashews is monounsaturated fat. Monounsaturated fats are considered heart-healthy fats as they can help reduce bad cholesterol levels and lower the risk of heart disease. Cashews also contain smaller amounts of polyunsaturated and saturated fats.

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  • 9. 

    What is the approximate fat content in cashews?

    • A.

      5 grams per ounce

    • B.

      10 grams per ounce

    • C.

      15 grams per ounce

    • D.

      20 grams per ounce

    Correct Answer
    B. 10 grams per ounce
    Explanation
    The approximate fat content in cashews is 10 grams per ounce. While cashews are relatively high in fat, the majority of the fat is heart-healthy monounsaturated fat. It is important to consume them in moderation as part of a balanced diet.

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  • 10. 

    Which part of the cashew tree is toxic?

    • A.

      Leaves

    • B.

      Fruit

    • C.

      Roots

    • D.

      Shell

    Correct Answer
    A. Leaves
    Explanation
    The leaves of the cashew tree are toxic. They contain urushiol, the same irritant found in poison ivy and poison oak. Direct contact with cashew leaves can cause skin rashes and irritation. It is important to handle cashew tree leaves with caution and avoid any skin contact.

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