The cashew nut is served as a snack or used in recipes, like other nuts, although it is actually a seed. The cashew apple is a fruit, whose pulp can be processed into a sweet, astringent fruit drink or distilled into liqueur.
Sweet with a deep taste and a sticky chewy texture, prunes are not only fun to eat but they are also highly nutritious. As with other dried fruits, they are available year round.
Prunes are actually the dried version of European plums and recently had its name officially changed to dried plum.
Lentils are high in soluble fibre which helps lower blood cholesterol levels and heart disease risk. Lentils are also a great source of insoluble dietary fibre to aid regulate bowel movements and promote digestive health.
Lentils are packed full of protein and iron along with many vitamins and minerals and are easy to cook making them a popular pantry staple.