Collection: Anacardiaceae (cashew family)

This plant family - also called the wig tree family, mainly grows in tropical and subtropical areas. Most species originate from tropical America, Africa and India and India, a few species, such as the pistachio from southern Europe.

The plant species important for our diet include the fruit-bearing Anacardium occidentale (cashew,)Mangifera indica (mango) and Schinus (pink pepperberry), and the Pistacia lentiscus, from which the fragrant resin (mastic) is tapped.