What's that, Cashew?

Cashew nuts are a tasty treat all over the world and particularly in Belize where traditional roasting methods produce the most flavorsome nuts. It doesn’t stop there; some cashew products of Belize derive from the flesh of the actual cashew fruit.

For most, it may seem a bit strange at first to encounter a juicy (orange, red or even yellow) fruit with its crescent shaped nut on the outside. If you love homemade products, try making our local favorites from cashew, such as: cashew wine, cashew jam, stew cashew and more.


The seed of the cashew has to be roasted – in Belize we traditionally roast these seeds on a makeshift stove called a fire haat -  to remove the oils from its shell. The shell is carefully broken and the cashew nut is then removed and ready for consumption.

Local production methods of cashew foods are extremely popular in Crooked Tree Village. It is this scenic and quaint village that is the location for the annual Cashew Festival.

Take a tour through Crooked Tree Village and discover why cashew is such a popular fruit for this community! For more information on this and other events happening in Belize, or to get tips on planning your dream vacation, email us at: [email protected] or call us TOLL FREE at: 1-800-624-0686.