Did you know that Costco sells…

HALF of the worlds Cashews?

🤯 I know, right?!

Who knew?

Here are a few other interesting and fun facts about Cashews sold at Costco:

  • Costco has partnered with 2.5 million African farmers to purchase their cashews
  • Costco can track and trace every single shipment of cashews from each farmer
  • Cashews sold at Costco are shelled & roasted in Vietnam
  • Cashew trees can grow up to 45 feet tall
  • Most African cashew farms are only 1.5 acres in size
  • Cashews are not actually nuts. They are the seeds of the cashew apple, which is a tropical fruit
  • Cashew nuts are a good source of protein, fiber, and minerals such as magnesium, copper, and manganese
  • Cashew trees can live for up to 100 years
  • Cashew trees are pollinated by bats and bees
  • Cashew nuts are the most labor-intensive nut to produce
  • India is the world’s largest producer of cashew nuts

These fun facts are inspired by the new book “The Joy of Costco – A Treasure Hunt from A to Z” by David & Susan Schwartz.  This is such an awesome book and obviously a lot of time, care, and research went into it.

Pick a few up on Amazon (or you may find it at your local Costco) and give them as Holiday gifts to the Costco lovers in your life.