Friday, 9 May 2014

Cashew Festival in Belize

Why is Cashew so famous in Belize? Cashew in Belize is famous for its color attraction and its sweet, Iron, tarter taste. The fruit is protected in a thick leathery shell filled with small pockets of oil. The Crooked Tree villager's makes the fruit flourish naturally, that creates large organic of fruits. The fruit is famous because it can either be eaten, make wine, or make roasted nuts.

 First the seeds are roasted in metal pots the bottoms of which are punctured to allow for the highly caustic cashew nut oil to drain. After a few minutes of stirring and avoiding the irritating fumes, the nuts are removed from the fire and left to cool. Each is then cracked individually before it can be baked. After 30 minutes in the oven, the nuts are left to cool for the second time before being shelled and bagged for sale.

Cashew wine is made locally in Belize from fermented cashew fruit, not the nut. These wine is made homemade and the variety and taste of this tradition liqueur in Belize is made with a sweet strong taste. The main attraction to find the cashew wine in Belize are found at  Burrel Boom and Crooked Tree in the Belize District and a local winery company BelMer Wines. 
The Cashew Festival is held every May of each year. It is a Festival where locals in the village or around the country participate to showcase their product such as sweet stewed cashews, cashew fudge, cashew cake,  cashew jam, cashew wine and more. Their will also be local hand-crafts for sale, wood work and much more. This event is growing every year as the annual festival in crooked take's place. Cashew Festival in Crooked Tree Village, Belize is scheduled for May 16th, 17th and 18th. 
What makes this village famous is the tradition they have.  Bird watch is famous for this place and the friendly people that will offer help in the village. 

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