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Cashew Kernels

Cashews are one of the most delicious tree nuts and favourite nut of America. Cashews are cholesterol free. India is the third largest exporter of cashew nuts in the world. Cashew nut kernels have found application in food since ages. This is used in Asian food and in confectionary all over the world. Cashews are categorized into different grades based on color, count and size & Quality.

• Cashews has 0% cholesterol
• Cashews are also called as Anti-Cancer
• Cashews are rich in Fats

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A Cashew Kernels


White Wholes (W 180)


Color/ Characteristics: White /pale ivory /light ash, Characteristic shape
Count : 170-180/454 gms
Grade Designation: 180W*
Max Moisture %: 5
Broken Max %: 5
NLSG NLG Max %: 5 (NLSG & SW together)

White Wholes (W 210)
Color/ Characteristics: White /pale ivory /light ash, Characteristic shape
Count: 200-210/454 gms
Grade Designation : 210W*
Max Moisture %: 5
Broken Max %: 5
NLSG NLG Max %: 7. 5 (NLSG & SSW together)

White Wholes (W 240)
Color/ Characteristics: White /pale ivory /light ash, Characteristic shape
Count: 220-240/454 gms.
Grade Designation : 240W*
Max Moisture %: 5
Broken Max %: 5
NLSG NLG Max %: 5 (NLSG & SW together)

White Wholes (W 320)
Color/ Characteristics: White /pale ivory /light ash, Characteristic shape
Count: 300-320/454 gms.
Grade Designation : 320W*
Max Moisture %: 5
Broken Max %: 5
NLSG NLG Max %: 5 (NLSG & SW together)
White Wholes (W 400) Color/ Characteristics : White /pale ivory /light ash, Characteristic shape
Count: 400-450/454 gms.
Grade Designation : 400W*
Max Moisture %: 5
Broken Max %: 5
NLSG NLG Max %: 5 (NLSG & SW together)


White Wholes (W 450)

Color/ Characteristics : White /pale ivory /light ash, Characteristic shape
Count: 400-450/454 gms.
Grade Designation : 450W*
Max Moisture %: 5
Broken Max %: 5
NLSG NLG Max %: 5 (NLSG & SW together)


White Wholes (W 500)

Color/ Characteristics : White /pale ivory /light ash, Characteristic shape
Count: 450-500/454 gms.
Grade Designation : 500W*
Max Moisture %: 5
Broken Max %: 5
NLSG NLG Max %: 5 (NLSG & SW together)

Remarks: Kernels shall be completely free from infestation, insect damage, rancidity, and objectionable extraneous matter, adhering test. Scraped and partially shriveled kernels also permitted provided such scraping / shriveling does not affect the characteristic shape of the kernels.
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B. Cashew Kernels - SCORCHED WHOLES

Scorched Wholes (SW)
Color/ Characteristics : Kernels may be scorched/ slightly darkened due to over-heating while roasting or drying in drier/borma.
Count: 454gms
Grade Designation : SW*
Max Moisture %: 5
Broken Max %: 5
NLSG NLG Max %: 7. 5 (NLSG & SSW together)


Scorched Wholes (SSW)

Color/ Characteristics : Kernels may be over scorched, immature, shiveled (Pirival) speckled (karaniram), discolored and light blue.
Count : 170-180 / 454 gms.
Grade Designation : SSW*
Max Moisture %: 5
Broken Max %: 5
NLSG NLG Max %: 7. 5 (DW)


Scorched Wholes (SW 210)

Color/ Characteristics: Kernels may be scorched/ slightly darkened due to over-heating while roasting or drying in drier/borma.
Count : 200-210/454 gms.
Grade Designation : SW - 210
Max Moisture %: 5
Broken Max %: 5
NLSG NLG Max %: 7.5 (NLSG & SSW together)


Scorched Wholes (SW 240)

Color/ Characteristics : Kernels may be scorched/ slightly darkened due to over-heating while roasting or drying in drier/borma.
Count : 220-240/454 gms.
Grade Designation : SW - 240
Max Moisture %: 5
Broken Max %: 5
NLSG NLG Max %: 7.5 (NLSG & SSW together)


Scorched Wholes (SW 320)

Color/ Characteristics : Kernels may be scorched/ slightly darkened due to over-heating while roasting or drying in drier/borma.
Count : 300-320/454 gms.
Grade Designation : SW - 320
Max Moisture %: 5
Broken Max %: 5
NLSG NLG Max %: 7.5 (NLSG & SSW together)


Scorched Wholes (SW 450)

Color/ Characteristics: Kernels may be scorched/ slightly darkened due to over-heating while roasting or drying in drier/borma.
Count: 400-450/454 gms.
Grade Designation : SW - 450
Max Moisture %: 5
Broken Max %: 5
NLSG NLG Max %: 7.5 (NLSG & SSW together)


Scorched Wholes (SW 500)

Color/ Characteristics : Kernels may be scorched/ slightly darkened due to over-heating while roasting or drying in drier/borma.
Count : 450-500/454 gms.
Grade Designation : SW - 500
Max Moisture %: 5
Broken Max %: 5
NLSG NLG Max %: 7.5 (NLSG & SSW)

Remarks: Kernels shall be completely free from infestation, insect damage, rancidity, and objectionable extraneous matter, adhering test. Scraped and partially shriveled kernels also permitted provided such scraping / shriveling does not affect the characteristic shape of the kernels.
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C. Cashew Kernels - DESSERTS WHOLES

Scorched Wholes Seconds
(SSW)
Color/ Characteristics: Kernels may be over-scorched, immature, shrivelled (Pirival), speckled (Karaniram), discolored and light blue.
Count: N/A
Grade Designation : SSW
Max Moisture %: 5
Broken Max %: 5
NLSG NLG Max %: 7.5 (DW)


Dessert Wholes (DW)

Color/ Characteristics: Kernels may be deep scorched, deep brown, deep blue speckled, discoloured and black spotted.
Count: N/A
Grade Designation : DW
Max Moisture %: 5
Broken Max %: 5
NLSG NLG Max %: -

Remarks: Kernels shall be completely free from infestation, insect damage, mould rancidity, adhering testa and objectionable extraneous matter.

D. Cashew Kernels - WHITE PIECES

Butts (B)
Color/ Characteristics: White/ pale ivory or light ash. Kernels broken cross - wise (evenly or unevenly) naturally attached.
Count : N/A
Grade Designation : B
Max Moisture %: 5
Broken Max %: 5
NLSG NLG Max %: 5 (SB)

Splits (S)

Color/ Characteristics: White/ ivory or light ash. Kernels split naturally lengthwise
Count: N/A
Grade Designation : S
Max Moisture %: 5
Broken Max %: 5
NLSG NLG Max %: 5 (SS)

Large White Pieces (LWP)

Color/ Characteristics : White/ ivory or light ash
Count : Kernels broken into more than two pieces and not passing through 4 mesh 16 swg sieve / 4.75 mm. I.S. Sieve.
Grade Designation : LWP
Max Moisture %: 5
Broken Max %: NIL
NLSG NLG Max %: 5 (SW & SP together)

Small White Pieces (SWP)

Color/ Characteristics: White/ Pale ivory or light ash
Count: Broken Kernels smaller than those described on LWP but not passing through 6 mesh 20 SWG sieve / 2.80 mm I.S. Sieve.
Grade Designation : SWP
Max Moisture %: 5
Broken Max %: NIL
NLSG NLG Max %: 5 (BB & SSP together)


Baby Bits

Color/ Characteristics : White/ Pale ivory or light ash
Count: Plemules and broken kernels smaller than those described as SWP but not passing through a 10 mesh 24 SWG Sieve / 1.70 mm I.S. Sieve.
Grade Designation : BB1 (full cleaned)
Max Moisture %: 5
Broken Max %: NIL
NLSG NLG Max %: 1% (Cashew Powder)

Baby Bits (BB2)

Color/ Characteristics : White/ Pale ivory or light ash
Count: Plemules and broken kernels smaller than those described as SWP but not passing through a 10 mesh 24 SWG Sieve / 1.70 mm I.S. Sieve.
Grade Designation : BB2 (full cleaned)
Max Moisture %: 5
Broken Max %: NIL
NLSG NLG Max %: 1% (Cashew Powder)

Remarks: Kernels shall be completely free from infestation, insect damage, mould rancidity, adhering testa and objectionable extraneous matter. Scraped and partially shrivelled kernels also permitted provided such scraping/shrivelling does not affect the characteristic shape of the kernel.
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Cashew Kernels - SCORCHED PIECES

Scorched Butts (SB)
Color/ Characteristics: Kernels broken crosswise (evenly or unevenly) and naturally attached. Kernels may be scorched / slightly darkened due to over-heating while roasting or drying in the drier/ borma
Count: N/A
Grade Designation : SB
Max Moisture %: 5
Broken Max %: NIL
NLSG NLG Max %: 7.5 (DB)


Scorched Splits (SS)

Color/ Characteristics: Kernels split naturally lengthwise Kernels may be scorched / slightly darkened due to over-heating while roasting or drying in the drier/ borma
Count: N/A
Grade Designation : SS
Max Moisture %: 5
Broken Max %: NIL
NLSG NLG Max %: 7.5 (DS)


Scorched Pieces (SP)

Color/ Characteristics : Kernels may be scorched / slightly darkened due to over-heating while roasting or drying in the drier / borma
Count : Pieces not passing through a 4 mesh 16 SWG sieve / 4.75 mm I.S Sieve
Grade Designation : SP
Max Moisture %: 5
Broken Max %: NIL
NLSG NLG Max %: 7.5 (SSP & SPS together)


Scorched Small Pieces (SSP)

Color/ Characteristics : Kernels may be scorched / slightly darkened due to over-heating while roasting or drying in drier / borma
Count : Pieces smaller than SP but not passing through a 6 mesh 20 SWG Sieve / 2.80 mm I.S. Sieve.
Grade Designation : SSP
Max Moisture %: 5
Broken Max %: NIL
NLSG NLG Max %: 5 (DSP)

Remarks: Kernels shall be completely free from infestation, insect damage, mould rancidity, adhering testa and objectionable extraneous matter. Scraped and partially shrivelled kernels also permitted provided such scraping/shrivelling does not affect the characteristic shape of the kernel.
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Cashew Kernels - DESSERTS PIECES

Scorched Pieces Seconds (SPS)
Color/ Characteristics : Kernels may be over-scorched, immature, shrivelled (Pirival), speckled (Karaniram), discolored and light blue
Count : Kernels broken into pieces but not passing through a 4 mesh 16 SWG sieve / 4.75 mm I.S Sieve.
Grade Designation : SPS
Max Moisture %: 5
Broken Max %: NIL
NLSG NLG Max %: 7.5 (DP & DSP together)

 

Desert Pieces (DP)
Color/ Characteristics: Kernels may be deep scorched, deep brown, deep blue, speckled, discolored and black spotted
Count: Kernels broken into pieces but not passing through a 4 mesh 16 SWG sieve / 4.75 mm I.S. Sieve.
Grade Designation : DP
Max Moisture %: 5
Broken Max %: NIL
NLSG NLG Max %: 7.5 (DSP)

Remarks: Kernels shall be completely free from infestation, insect damage, mould rancidity, adhering testa and objectionable extraneous matter.

NLSG denotes : Next Lower Size Grade.

NLG denotes : Next Lower Grade.


The Nutritional Value for: Cashew Nuts

Composition
Food
Edible Portion
Water%
Protein %
Fat %
Carbohydrates %
Energy Kcals
Almonds
100
4.2
21.1
55.8
6.9
612
Cashew
100
2.4
20.5
50.9
18.8
611
Nuts
Peanuts
100
1.9
24.5
53
7.1
602
Source: The Cashew Exports Promotion Council of India, Cochin


Nutrients in 1 Ounce of tree Nuts
Nutrients
Almonds
Cashews
Pine nuts
Pistachios
Walnuts
Calories 160 160 160
160
160
Protein 6 4 7 6 4
Total Fat 14 13 14 13 18
Saturated Fat 1 3 2 2 1.5
Monounsaturated Fat 9 8 6 7 2.5
Polyunsaturated Fat 4 2 6 4 13
Linoleix acid (18:2 omega-6 fatty acid) 3 2 6 4 11
Linoleix acid (18:3 omega-3 fatty acid) 0 0 0 0 2.5
Cholesterol 0 0 0 0 0
Carbohydrate 6 9 4 8 4
Fiber 3 1 1 3 2
Calcium 6 0 0 2 2
Iron 6 10 14 6 4
Magnesium 20 18 16 8 10
Phosphorus 14 14 14 14 10
Potassium 6 4 4 8 4
Sodium Trace 5 1 Trace Trace
Zinc 6 10 8 4 6
Copper 14 32 14 18 20
Manganese 0.84 0.23 1.22 0.36 0.96
Selenium 2.24 3.32 4.71 2.24 1.29
Vitamin C 0 0 0 0 0
Thiamin 4 4 16 16 6
Riboflavin 12 4 4 2 2
Niacin 6 2 4 2 2
Pantothenic acid 0 4 0 0 2
Vitamin B6 2 4 2 24 8
Folate 2 4 4 4 6
Vitamin B12 0 0 0 0 0
Vitamin A 0 0 0 2 0
Vitamin E 35 0 4 6 4
Phytosterols 35 45 40 60 20

Source USDA Nutrients Database for Standard Reference, Release 13

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