Macadamia is a genus of four species of trees indigenous to Australia, and constituting part of the plant family Proteaceae.
They are native to north eastern New South Wales and central and south eastern Queensland. Other names include Queensland nut, bush nut, maroochi nut, bauple nut, and Hawaii nut. In Australian Aboriginal languages, the fruit is known by names such as bauple, gyndl, jindilli, and boombera.
The raw cashew nuts are procured from the local farmers and local market. These cashew nuts are dried in the sun for a period of two days and are then stored in the gunny bags for processing throught the year. The process of sun drying helps in removal of excess moisture thus resulting in longer storage. The processing of cashewnut is a four stage process, each designed to produce quality edible cashew kernel.
Soybean seeds can be used to make flour and dairy substitutes such as milk, margarine and yogurt and meat substitutes such as veggie burgers. Oil can be extracted from both the seeds and pods and the by product of the extraction is used as an animal feed. The oil from the plant is used in products such as paint, linoleum and soap. Soybean is also grown as a cover crop and used as animal fodder or hay.
Peanut, Arachis hypogaea, is an herbaceous annual plant in the family Fabaceae grown for its oil and edible nuts. Peanut plants are small, usually erect, thin stemmed plants with feather-like leaves. The leaves are arranged in alternate pairs and have leaf-like attachments near the stalk.
The peanut plant produces yellow, orange, cream or white flowers which produce ‘pegs’, characteristic floral structures which sink into the ground to grow the pod.
People love coffee. Really though, “love” may actually be the wrong word. Adore, obsessed, passionate or worship are probably more accurate. Just take a quick look at the coffee quotes on Pinterest and you get a sense of that common obsession. For many people, coffee is both a necessity and a treat all at the same time, delivering pleasure and purpose all in one delicious, decadent, delightful drink.
In recent years, coffee culture has become a little over the top. People talk about coffee the same way they talk about wine.
The true fruit of the cashew tree is a kidney or boxing-glove shaped drupe that grows at the end of the cashew apple. The drupe develops first on the tree, and then the pedicel expands to become the cashew apple. Within the true fruit is a single seed, which is often considered a nut, in the culinary sense.