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Cashew - It's actually a seed

The cashew is a tree in the flowering plant family Anacardiaceae. The plant is native to northeastern Brazil. Its English name derives from the Portuguese name for the fruit of the cashew tree, caju, which in turn derives from the indigenous Tupi name, acajś. It is now widely grown in tropical climates for its cashew "nuts" and cashew apples.

The true fruit of the cashew tree is a kidney or boxing-glove shaped drupe that grows at the end of the pseudofruit. The drupe develops first on the tree, and then the peduncle expands into the pseudofruit. Within the true fruit is a single seed, the cashew nut. Although a nut in the culinary sense, in the botanical sense the fruit of the cashew is a seed.

Cashews have less fat than almonds, walnuts, peanuts & pecans. They are power food which has protein, fiber, potassium, magnesium, selenium, iron & zinc. When eaten in moderation, cashews are useful addition to a healthy diet. To enjoy its benefit at its best, store cashews in airtight containers.

Health Benefits

Eaten in moderation, cashews are a useful addition to healthy diet.

  • Cashew helps maintain healthy gums and teeth.

  • Cashew is an energizing food.

  • Cashew is rich in antioxidants that help in the elimination of free radicals that may cause some cancer.

  • Cashew nuts have a high energy density and high amount of dietary fiber, both have been attributed to a beneficial effect on weight management, but only when eaten in moderation

  • Cashew’s high copper content is vital in energy production, greater flexibility in blood vessels, bones and joints.

  • Cashew nut consumption helps the body utilize iron, eliminate free radicals, develop bone and connective tissue, and produce the skin and hair pigment melanin.

Specifications for Cashew Kernels

General Characteristics: Cashew Kernels shall have been obtained through roasting, shelling and peeling cashew nuts. (Anacardium occidentale L.)

Special Characteristics:

 Grade Designation

 Trade Name

 Colour /Characteristics

 Count/454 gms size description

 Max. Moisture %

 Broken Max%

 NLSG NLG max%

 W-180

 White Wholes

 White/pale ivory/light ash. Characteristic shape

 170-180

 5

 5

 5 (NLSG & SW together)

 W-210

 do

 do

 200-210

 5

 5

 do

 W-240

 do

 do

 220-240

 5

 5

 do

 W-320

 do

 do

 300-320

 5

 5

 do

 W-450

 do

 do

 400-450

 5

 5

 do

 W-500

 do

 do

 450-500

 5

 5

 5(SW)

 

 
 
     
White Wholes - 320 White Wholes - 450 White Wholes - 500
 
     
Scorched Wholes
(SW)
Scorched Wholes
(SW) - 180
Scorched Wholes
(SW) - 210
 
     
Scorched Wholes
(SW) - 240
Scorched Wholes
(SW) - 320
Scorched Wholes
(SW) - 450
 
     
Scorched Wholes -  500 Scorched Wholes Seconds  (SSW) Dessert Wholes (DW)
 
     
Butts  (B) Splits (S) Large White Pieces (LWP)
 
     
Small White Pieces (SWP) Baby Bits  (BB) Scorched Butts (SB)
 
     
Scorched Splits  (SS) Scorched Pieces  (SP) Scorched Small Pieces
(SSP)
 
     
Scorched Pieces  Seconds
(SPS)
Dessert  Pieces
(DP)
 
 
 
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