Product Description - Raw Cashew Nut

Raw Cashew Nut

Raw Cashew Nut

Cashew (Anacardium Occidentale L.) is a tree crop of considerable economic importance to Nigeria and other tropical countries. Apart from being a source of useful products and byproducts for food, medicinal and industrial applications, cashew gives also a useful shade, while ornamental and alley trees are suitable for the control of soil erosion, particularly for the protection of watersheds and dams.

Harvest: Cashew nut setting begins in the middle of dry season, while harvesting takes place mainly in February or March. The entire harvest period occupies about 16 weeks. In the Eastern and Western parts of the country, where quality cashew nuts are grown, nuts are allowed to drop to the ground before they are collected. This practice ensures that only ripe nuts are collected. Nuts normally fall to the ground with their apples attached; the two are normally separated with a twisting action during collection. The remnants of the apple flash adhering to the nuts are removed with a sharp knife. After picking, the nuts are dried in the sun for 2 to 3 days, to reduce their moisture content to about 12 %. Properly dried nuts are packed in jute bags and can be kept for 6 to 10 months, if stored in suitable condition.


Moisture: 8 - 10% Max
Black Spotted Nuts: 2% Max
Moldy Nuts: 05% Max
Insect Damaged: 0.5% Max
Rancid Nuts: 1.5% Max
Immature Nuts: 0.05% Max
Void Nuts: 0.5% Max
Total Defective Nuts: 0.5 - 1.5% Max
Float Rate: 18% Max
Demaged & Discolored Nuts: 4-5%
Color: Brown
Nut Count: 180 - 200 Nuts
Out Turn: 48 - 50 Lbs
Packaging: 80Kg Seaworthy Jute Bag

Price: Per market

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