The cajuizeiro is a rustic tree, native of Brazil, found widely in the wild in the Amazon rainforest, and exploited by the extraction, collection of pseudo-flesh and brown.
In the forests of the north, cajuízeiro grows upward, reaching over 20 meters, differing from the cashew growing sideways, forming circles with big hearts.
Its leaves are green with oval shape.
The flowers are small pink-white, fragrant, honey and grouped shaped panicles.
The cajuí has a fleshy stem or pseudo fruitful (stalk that connects the branch to the fruit) and a true fruit is the nut. It seems a perfect miniature of cashew common, with only their flavor much more acidic.
The stalk of cajuí native is very sour and therefore is usually consumed in the form of juice, raisins, candy or ice cream.
The cashew nuts can be benefited, peeled and roasted. The larger pieces and whole are harnessed for the production of almonds, the smaller pieces are mashed together with cassava flour and sugar and sold as a tack.
ANACARDIACEAE - Anacardium occidentalis
Na Amazônia, do século XIX, devido à cobiça pela borracha, Wawatu, cunhatã do clã Aruak, tem sua aldeia dizimada por brancos. Apesar de ser forçada a viajar para um local desconhecido, casar-se com guerreiro de origem Karib e sofrer com as diferenças de costumes de seus familiares, ela se apaixona.