Cashew

The cashew tree (Anacardium occidentale) is a tropical evergreen tree that produces the cashew nut and the cashew apple. A dwarf cashew can reach a height of 6 m (20 ft), but it is much more profitable than the large cashew due to its earlier maturity and higher yields. Cashew trees can reach a height of 14 m (46 ft). Cashew nuts are one of the most popular nuts in the world, often referred to simply as cashews. There is a wide range of grades of cashew kernels. These include wholes, splits, butts, etc., that are white or scorched.

  • W – 180, is the ‘ King of Cashew ‘ – They are larger in size and very expensive.
  • W – 210, are popularly known as ‘ Jumbo ‘ nuts.
  • W – 240, it is an attractive grade which is reasonably priced.
  • W – 320, are the most popular among cashew kernels and highest in terms of availability, worldwide.
  • W – 450, are the smallest and cheapest white whole kernels and hence the favorite among low priced whole grades.

There are many derivatives that can be obtained from the shell of the cashew seed, which can be used for a variety of applications including lubricants, waterproofing, and paints. There are two types of cashew apples: the lighter reddish red apple, or yellow apple and the darker yellow apple, both of which can be made into fruit juices and liquors by processing their pulp.

Grades Tables
White Wholes(WW)
WW-180, WW-210, WW-240, WW-320, WW- 450, WW- 500, Large White Pieces(LWP), Small White Pieces(SWP), Butts, Splits
Scorched Wholes(SW)
SW, SW-180, SW-210, SW-240, SW-320, SW- 450, SW- 500, Scroched Splits(SS), Scroched Pieces(SP), Large Scroched Pieces(LSP), Scroched Small Pieces(SSP)

Specification of Cashew Kernels - White Wholes

Grades Color/ Characteristics Count/454gms Size Description Max. Moisture% Max. Broken% NLSG NLG Max%
WW-180
White / pale ivory / light ash. Characteristic shape
170-180
5
5
5(NLSG & SW together)
WW-210
White / pale ivory / light ash. Characteristic shape
200-210
5
5
5(NLSG & SW together)
WW-240
White / pale ivory / light ash. Characteristic shape
220-240
5
5
5(NLSG & SW together)
WW-320
White / pale ivory / light ash. Characteristic shape
300-320
5
5
5(NLSG & SW together)
WW-450
White / pale ivory / light ash. Characteristic shape
400-450
5
5
5(NLSG & SW together)
WW-500
White / pale ivory / light ash. Characteristic shape
450-500
5
5
5(SW)

Specification of Cashew Kernels - Scorched Wholes

Grades Color/ Characteristics Count/454gms Size Description Max. Moisture% Max. Broken% NLSG NLG Max%
WW-180
Kernels may be scorched / slightly darkened due to over-heating while roasting or drying in drier/borma
170-180
5
5
7.5 (NLSG & SSW together)
WW-210
Kernels may be scorched / slightly darkened due to over-heating while roasting or drying in drier/borma
200-210
5
5
7.5 (NLSG & SSW together)
WW-240
Kernels may be scorched / slightly darkened due to over-heating while roasting or drying in drier/borma
220-240
5
5
7.5 (NLSG & SSW together)
WW-320
Kernels may be scorched / slightly darkened due to over-heating while roasting or drying in drier/borma
300-320
5
5
7.5 (NLSG & SSW together)
WW-450
Kernels may be scorched / slightly darkened due to over-heating while roasting or drying in drier/borma
400-450
5
5
7.5 (NLSG & SSW together)
WW-500
Kernels may be scorched / slightly darkened due to over-heating while roasting or drying in drier/borma
450-500
5
5
7.5(SSW)

Specification of Cashew Kernels - Desert Wholes

Grades Color/ Characteristics Count/454gms Size Description Max. Moisture% Max. Broken% NLSG NLG Max%
SSW
Kernels may be overscorched, immature, shriveled (Pirival), speckled (Karaniram) discoloured and light blue
N.A
5
5
7.5 (DW)
DW
Kernels may be deep scorched, deep brown, Deep blue, speckled, discoloured and black spotted
N.A
5
5
-
Specification of Cashew Kernels - White Pieces
Grades Trade Name Color/ Characteristics Count/454gms Size Description Max. Moisture% Max. Broken% NLSG NLG Max%
B
Butts
White/pale ivory or light ash. Kernels broken cross-wise (evenly or unevenly) naturally attached
N.A
5
5
5(SB)
S
Splits
White/pale ivory or light ash. Kernels Split naturally lengthwise
N.A
5
5
LWP
Large White Pieces
White/pale ivory or light ash
Kernels broken into more than two pieces andnot passing through 4 mesh 16 SWG sieve/4.75mm.I.S.Sieve
5
Nil
5(SW & SP together)
SWP
Small White Pieces
White/pale ivory or light ash
Broken Kernels smaller than those described on LWP but not passing through 6 mesh 20 SWG Sieve/2.80 mm I.S. Sieve
5
Nil
5 (BB & SSP together)
BB
Baby Bits
White/pale ivory or light ash
Plemules and broken Kernels smaller than those described as SWP but not Passing through a 10 mesh 24SWG Sieve/1.70mm I..S. Sieve
5
Nil
1% (cashew powder)
Specification of Cashew Kernels - Scorched Pieces
Grades Trade Name Color/ Characteristics Count/454gms Size Description Max. Moisture% Max. Broken% NLSG NLG Max%
SB
Scorched Butts
Kernels broken crosswise (evenly or unevenly) and naturally attached. Kernels may be scorched/slightly darkened due to over heating while roasting or drying in the drier/borma
N.A
5
5
7.5(DB)
SS
Scorched Splits
Kernels split naturally lengthwise. Kernels may be scorched/slightly darkened due to overheating while Roasting or drying in drier/borma
N.A
5
5
7.5(DS)
SP
Scorched Pieces
Kernels may be scorched/slightly darkened due to overheating while roasting or drying in drier/borma
Pieces passing through a mesh 16 SWG sieve/4.75 mm I.S. Sieve
5
Nil
7.5 (SSP & SPS together)
SSP
Scorched Small Pieces
Kernels may be scorched/slightly darkened due to overheating while roasting or drying in drier/borma
Pieces smaller than SP but not passing through a 6mesh 20 SWG Sieve/2.80 mm I.S. Sieve
5
Nil
5 (DSP)
Specification of Cashew Kernels - Dessert Pieces
Grades Trade Name Color/ Characteristics Count/454gms Size Description Max. Moisture% Max. Broken% NLSG NLG Max%
SPS
Scorched Pieces Seconds
Kernels may be overscorched immature, shrivelled (Pirival) speckled(Karaniram) discoloured and light blue
Kernels broken into pieces but not passing through a 4 mesh 16 SWG sieve/4.75 mm I.S. Sieve
5
Nil
7.5 (DP & DSP together)
DP
Dessert Pieces
Kernels may be deep scorched, deep Brown, blue, speckled, discoloured and black spotted
Kernels broken into pieces but not passing through a 4 mesh 16 SWG sieve/4.75 mm and I.S.Sieve
5
Nil
7.5 (DSP)
Packing 20 ft container
2 x 10 kgs vaccumised tins in cartons
700 cartons
2 x 25 lbs (11.34 kgs) vaccumised tins in cartons
700 cartons
1 x 50 lbs (22.68 kgs) vacuum flexy pouches in cartons
700 cartons
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700 cartons
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