The cashew tree (Anacardium occidentale) is a tropical evergreen tree that produces the cashew seed (what is called as cashew nut) and the cashew apple. Cashew nuts are more popular than cashew apples in many parts of the world that do not grow cashews, because the fruit, unlike the nut, is difficult to transport. Cashew nuts are commonly used in Indian cuisine, whole for garnishing sweets or curries, or ground into a paste that forms a base of sauces for curries (e.g., korma), or some sweets (e.g., Kaju barfi). It is also used in powdered form in the preparation of several Indian sweets and desserts. 100gms of cashew nuts contribute about 600 calories.