Cashew Nut From Vietnam – The origin of cashew is based on evidence that strongly indicates Brazil, or at least tropical South America, as the center of origination of the species currently known as Anacardium occidentale. The warm and moist climate conditions found especially in the coastal regions of Northeast Brazil, with air humidity about 70 %, are ideal for cashew growing. The name cashew is in fact derived from the indigenous dialect word “acaju”
Nowadays Vietnam Cashew Industry is currently referred to as the “undisputed King of Cashew nuts for exports,” outdoing many Southeast Asian countries, and emerging as the leading producer and exporter of cashew nuts for the last 17 years. One of the most abundant cashew nuts producing area is in the Southern region of Binh Phuoc. In this area, the farmers plant cashew nut trees that are of South American origin.