The cashew nut is actually a seed which is harvested from the cashew tree. Brazil was the original native home to the cashew tree but cashew trees are now widely grown in many tropical locations for its nuts and cashew apples. Cashew apples are a fruit produced by the cashew tree but the skin of the fruit is very fragile and makes them unsuitable for export. Fruit drinks made from cashew apples are popular throughout Latin America. Cashews are an excellent source of antioxidants and dietary trace minerals of copper, magnesium, and copper.