W - 320, are the most popular among cashew kernels and highest in terms of availability, worldwide. Fig. Tree Products The cashew apple’s juice is mainly used to make drinks, both natural and fermented. White Wholes - 320. White Wholes - 210. Furthermore, the fruit pulp can be made into jelly, syrup, candied fruit, and pre-serves. The cashew apple juice is rich in vitamin C, anti-oxidants, minerals, and sugars. The below links will give in-depth information regarding the same. Generally the processing of raw cashew nuts into edible cashew kernel takes the following steps traditional method: roasting, shelling drying, peeling, grading, quality controls, fumigation and packaging. c) Grading: The final stage of the primary processing process is the classification of kernels and packaging for distribution and sale. Fancy Three main cashew products are traded on the international market: raw nuts, cashew kernels and cashew nut shell liquid (CNSL). All these steps have to be conducted with care to obtain good quality and good grade kernels. I 03 I These three basic (3) stages of raw cashew nut processing involve different methods Specfications and Grade Chart on CEPCI website. The cashew nuts processing industry is marketing between fourteen and twenty five different grades of kernels. The higher the percentage listed on the chart, the higher the tolerance for that particular grade factor. Make the Grade. W - 180, is the ' King of Cashew ' - They are larger in size and very expensive. The raw cashew nut is the main commercial product of the cashew tree, though yields of the cashew apple are eight to ten Cashew Export Council of India and Association of Food Industries have set few parameters for various grades. The next classification is a number, which refers to the amount of cashews per pound. 3 Commercial grades of Indian cashew kernels Grade Designation. Almonds are a natural product, so there can be variations within grades and among shipments. Tolerances for Defects and Damage in Raw Cashew Kernels The following tolerances establish the maximum limits for damage and defects in raw cashew kernels. GRADES The different grades are defined by the allowable minimum standards/tolerances for each grade of almonds. c) Grading: The final stage of the primary processing process is the classification of kernels and packaging for distribution and sale. Only 26 grades are commercially available and exported. That means it is a whole (W) kernel that would produce 240 cashew kernels per pound. NLSG denotes: Next Lower Size Grade. Remarks: Kernels shall be completely free from infestation, insect damage, mould rancidity, adhering testa and objectionable extraneous matter. Future Perspectives in Cashew Nut Production Glossary Bibliography Biographical Sketches Summary Cashew (Anacardium occidentale L.) is a perennial tree crop, originating from South America, and now widely grown in the tropics. Grading and Processing 7. A fourth product, the cashew apple is generally processed and consumed locally. It can also cause damage to cashew processing machinery. Cashew 2. Chart 33 Cashew kernel W 320 price developments, 1998 – 2013 Chart 34 USA – Cashew average monthly CIF import prices, 2010 – 2013 Figures Fig. NLG denotes: Next Lower Grade. I 03 I These three basic (3) stages of raw cashew nut processing involve different methods White Wholes - 180. 6. To determine compliance with these tolerances, one should follow the Sampling Plan found in Appendix I, and use established analytical procedures. All different types of whole kernels or pieces are called grades. For example, a standard grade for a cashew could look like: W 240. It can also cause damage to cashew processing machinery. The Cashew Export Promotion Council of India Cashew Bhavan, Mundakkal West, Kollam 691001, Kerala, India Tel: +91 474 2742704 cepci@cashewindia.org Contact Person: Mr. S Kannan, Executive Director & Secretary.