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Cashew Nut

Similar Names
Anacardium occidentale
Cashew Nuts
Top Producer
0217 Cashew nuts, with shell
Top Exporter
080130 Cashew nuts, fresh or dried
Top Importer
080130 Cashew nuts, fresh or dried
Wholesale Prices
$ 1.45 per kg
May, 2019
Jan 7
May 20
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Quality Factors of Cashew Nut

What are the key factors that determine the quality of Cashew Nut?

- Criteria used to determine the quality of cashew nuts include:

- The Out-Turn or Kernel output ratio.

- In general, the out-turn refers to the amount of kernels after de-shelling the nuts. It is expressed in lbs quality, which means the weight of useful kernels weighed in pounds in one 80kg jute bag of Raw cashew nut(RCN).

- The Defective nut rate 

- The defective nut rate give the quantity of defective nuts of a sample: pre-mature kernels, spotted kernels, mold eaten kernels, mouldy kernel and brown kernels. To determine this rate, we weigh the kernels and the shells of these two categories. It is express in percentage. A sample with more than 24% of defective nuts is rejected.

- The nut count (number of nuts/kg)

- This is the number of nuts per kilogram. It is expressed in nuts/kg. In practice, it fluctuates between 150 and 240 noix/kg. The smaller the number, the bigger the nuts.

- Combined with the out-turn, the nut count gives information about the kernel sizes that we might get after shelling.

- The moisture content

- It is expressed as a percentage and associated with storage. During harvest to shelling, the recommended rate is 10% to prevent mold and a minimum of 6% to prevent weight loss.

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