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Our cashew nuts

OriginBrazil, India, Vietnam, Africa
Harvesting timeSpring
GrowthOn cashew nut trees, hanging from cashew apples
ProcessingDrying, cracking and roasting if necessary
Shelf lifeAt least a year after production
Fat percentageBetween 45 and 50%
Cashew nuts are the seeds of a tropical tree, family of the pistachio tree. The nuts grow in a hard shell hanging from a fruit, the cashew apple. One apple produces just one nut. This nut will be ripe a fortnight before the apple ripens and will fall from the apple. The nuts are picked up and dried. The apples from which the nuts grow are also eaten.
Cashew nuts are dried both artificially and naturally in the sun. When the nuts have been dried, they are taken to factories by buyers for further processing.  

DEVELOPMENT & HARVEST
Cashew nuts are the seeds of a tropical tree, family of the pistachio tree. The nuts grow in a hard shell hanging from a fruit, the cashew apple. One apple produces just one nut. This nut will be ripe a fortnight before the apple ripens and will fall from the apple. The nuts are picked up and dried. The apples from which the nuts grow are also edible. 
Cashew nuts are dried both artificially and naturally in the sun. When the nuts have been dried, they are taken to factories by buyers for further processing.


PROCESSING
The cashew nuts are roasted in their shells to make the hull crackable. There are cracking machines, but it is still often done manually. During cracking the released oil is collected. The nut is heated in order to take off the brown skin. Then they are sorted for size and color. As the nuts have to be heated for cracking, and because the shells are not equally thick, there will be color differences in the nuts. This difference is divided into three grades. Then they are sorted by size. This is done by number of pieces per pound (453 grams).

A happy & healthy addition to your product.

Our range consists of:

• Cashew nuts Split specially cleaned
• Cashew nuts LWP
• Cashew nuts SWP
• Cashew nuts WW 450 (also available in organic)
• Cashew nuts WW 320 (also available as ‘oil roasted’)
• Cashew nuts WW 240
• Cashew nuts split premium
• Cashew nuts whole
• Cashew nuts halves

Feel free to ask us for a product that is not on our standard list as chances are we can supply that one too.

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