Remember the tongue tickling cashew fruit, Cashew apple, which is usually thrown away after taking the nut, can be converted into value added products that can generate good income with minimal investment.
“On an average, 35 tonnes of cashew apple are wasted every year. We can produce about 8 lakh litres of alcohol worth Rs 1,000 crore. The alcohol can be used as substitute for oil imported into the country,” said V.P. Poty, principal scientist, CEPC Laboratory and Technical Division.