Cashew NutsCashew Nuts
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The cashew tree (Anacardium occidentale) is a tropical evergreen tree that produces the cashew nut and the cashew apple. It can grow as high as 14 m (46 ft), but the dwarf cashew, growing up to 6 m (20 ft), has proved more profitable, with earlier maturity and higher yields.
The cashew nut, often simply called a cashew, is widely consumed. It is eaten on its own, used in recipes, or processed into cashew cheese or cashew butter. The shell of the cashew seed yields derivatives that can be used in many applications from lubricants to paints. The cashew apple is a light reddish to yellow fruit, whose pulp can be processed into a sweet, astringent fruit drink or distilled into liquor.
The species is originally native to northeastern Brazil. Major production of cashews occurs in Vietnam, Nigeria, India, and Ivory Coast.
The delicately flavored cashew nut is a favorite between meal snack that can be readily found in your local market year round. It also makes wonderful nut butter and a special addition to salads and stir-fry dishes.
Cashew occupies a prominent place in the international trade of nuts, accounting for nearly 20% of total trade by weight. West Africa currently harvests about 650,000 tons of raw cashew kernels per year with Nigeria contributing significantly to that pool of nuts.
Cashew is adapted to warm humid tropical conditions. It can be grown in almost all types of soils from sandy to laterite and up to an elevation of 600-700m including wastelands of low fertility.
These are the States in Nigeria that grow cashew tree and have cashew nuts in abundance in Nigeria, Kogi, Nassarawa, Benue, Niger, Ekiti, osun, Oyo, Kwara, Edo, Delta and Ogun states to name a few.
Grades & Specification At NETUNE ATLANTIC
At Netune Atlantic Limited, we can offer the following grades maintaining quality parameter which meets international standards’
SW,Sw180,Sw 210,w 240,sw320,sw450,sw500
(C) Desert Wholes
SSW(Scorched wholes seconds
White pieces- B(Butts’),S(Splits),LWP(Large White Pieces),SWP(Small White pieces),BB(Baby Bits)
(E) Scorched Small pieces
SB(Scorched Butts),SS(Scorched pieces),SSP(scorched small pieces)
(F) Desert Pieces
SPS (Scorched pieces seconds), DP(Desert Pieces)