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Cashew Cultivation & Processing

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    The Cashew (Anacardium occidentale) is a tree in the flowering plant family Anacardiaceae. The plant is native to northeastern Brazil, where it is called by its Portuguese name Caju (the fruit) or Cajueiro (the tree). 
  • The processing of cashew involves the following steps Preliminary cleaning , Roasting , Shelling and separation , Drying , Peeling
  • The processing units are mainly concentrated in the states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Orissa. The process is highly labour intensive and the work force consists mainly of women.
  • The oil (referred to commercially as CNSL, cashew nut shell liquid) contains 90% anacardic acid and 10% cardol.
  • CNSL has found important commercial usage as the phenolic raw material for the manufacture of certain resins and plastics having unusual electric and frictional properties.
  • The cashew tree has been cultivated for food and medicine for 400 years. Cashews have served nutritional, medicinal and wartime needs. More recently, they have been used in the manufacture of adhesives, resins and natural insecticides.
  • Cashew nut shell liquid is also used in mouldings, acid-resistant paints, foundry resins, varnishes, enamels and black lacquers for decorating vases, and as insecticides and fungicides. In tropical medicine, CNSL has been used in treating leprosy, elephantiasis, psoriasis, ringworm, warts and corns.
  • India earns more than 200 million dollars a year by exporting 40 to 50 thousand tonnes of cashew kernels and the country's tradelinks are spread over 40 countries. Cashew is a craze in the United States which is by far the largest buyer.
  • A study on the trends in cashew nut production during the past decades clearly indicate that there was only a very slow growth for cashew development in India compared to Vietnam and Nigeria.
  • India continues to keep its top position in processing and exports using imported raw nuts.
  • India is the leading cashew supplier to the United States, all of the major European markets, the Middle East, Russia, Eastern Europe, Australia and Japan.
  • Commercial cultivation of cashew in India is taken up in eight states in India. It is also cultivated on small areas in other states of the country.
  • Processed Cashew Exporters are India, Brazil, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya Vietnam & Indonesia.
  • The United States, as one of the major cashew importers worldwide, strongly influences global cashew price levels. Cashew prices trade fixed in US$ per pound. The price of the standard specification W320 grade (320 count cashew kernels per pound) over the past 15 years has ranged from US $ 2.73 to US $ 3.18 per pound. 
  • Business Opportunities are in cashew nut cultivation, collection of nuts, distribution of nuts collected domestically and those imported, processing of raw nuts, collection and marketing of processed nuts.
General Information
  • Introduction
  • Anacardium occidentale
  • Cashew Apple
  • The story of Cashews
  • Tropical Plant Database
  • Cashew Nut
  • Raw Cashew Nut
  • Sumac Family
  • Calories In Dry roaster cashew nuts

Growth And Cultivation

  • Growth And Climatic Conditions
  • Production Of Cashew Trees
  • Cashew Cultivation
  • Crop Data
  • The Cashew Plant
  • Effect Of Nitrogen On Cashew in North Queensland
  • Harvesting & Storage
  • Organic Cultivation Of Cashew Nuts
  • Agricultural Aspects


  • Processing Of Cashewnut
  • Arya Process
  • Cashew Paste - product, machine, processing & packaging
  • Absolute rate constants for the reaction of peroxyl radicals with cardanol derivatives
  • Utilisation of Cashew Nut Shell Liquid from Anacardium occidentale
  • Cashew Nut Processing
  • Small-scale cashew nut processing


  • Cashew Cream
  • Cashew  Milk
  • Cashew Rice Pilaf
  • Cashew Shrimp
  • Cashew Chicken
  • Cashew Recipes List


  • Cashew tree exudate gum
  • Cashew to play role in nanotechnology
  • Cashew Nut Shell Liquid
  • Nutritional & Medicinal Value
  • Cashew, an effective insect repellent
  • Uses Of Cashew
  • Cashew Nuts Could Replace Petrochemicals
  • Protein enrichment of cashew wastes for animal feeds
  • Implementing ant technology in commercial cashew plantations
  • Use of Fibres Obtained from the Cashew
  • Production of Gum from Cashew Tree Latex
  • Polyhouse Technology For off-season Vegetable Production
  • Partition Of Proteins In Aqueous Two-phase Systems  On Cashew-Nut Tree Gum and Poly
  • Simple Technology Revitalizes Mozambique
  • Cashing In On Cashew Nuts
  • United States Patent- Melt Or Solution Processable Highly Conducting Polyaniline
  • United States Patent- Roasted And Oleoresin Flavored Nut Formulation

Company Profiles

  • Premier Cashew Industries
  • Achal Cashew
  • Apna Group Of Companies
  • Bola Raghavendra Kamath & Sons
  • Gayathri Industries
  • Satya Cashew Chemicals Pvt Ltd
  • Western India Cashew Company Pvt. Ltd.


  • Bio hybrids
  • Project Consultancy Services
  • Consultants
  • Microfinance Gateway
  • Techno serve
  • Experts
Projects And Plant Details
  • African Cashew-nut Processing Industry
  • Medium Scale Processing Plant
  • Cashew Industry At Malawi
  • Mangalore Cashew nut Plant List
  • Gialai-Projects
  • Phu Yen Economic Potentials And Prospects
  • Project of the Rehabilitation of the Cashew Trees
  • Tanzania Cashew Project
  • Tanga Cashew Project
  • Economic evaluation of a locally fabricated extraction machine for a cottage cashew juice factory
  • Trade & Investment


  • Cashew Apple Brandy
  • Cashew Export Promotion Council Of India
  • Cashew Kernels
  • Marketing Trends In Cashew
  • World Cashew Market Profile
  • Australian Cashewnut Industry
  • Product Profile
  • Constraints and Challenges in a Global Environment
  • Biofuel


  • America to boost cashew nut processing
  • Organic technologies for cashew
  • Mozambique Cashew Nut 
  • Cashew Study Tour In East Africa
  • Chow Cashews
  • Gender, Markets And Livelihoods in Globalisation
  • Liberalisation, Gender And Livelihoods
  • Food Quality Issues In Processed Cashew For Exports
  • Lam Dong gets $8m cashew factory


  • Cashew Kernel Suppliers
  • Cashew Nuts Exporters
  • Cashew Nut Exporting Companies
  • Indian Suppliers
  • Indian Exporters And Manufacturers
  • Cashew Nut Selling Leads


  • Cashew Buyers List-1 
  • Cashew Buyers List-2
  • Cashew Buyers List-3
  • Indian Importers & Buyers
  • Indian Buyers

Processing Equipments And Suppliers

  • Anagi Tray Dryer
  • Asian Roasting Machine
  • Nut Butter Grinder Mill
  • Cashew Nut Paste Machine
  • Cashew Nut Roaster
  • Raw Cashew Nut Cutters
  • Cashew Drier
  • Pasteurizer
  • Processing Equipments Suppliers
  • Humidifiers and Atomizers
  • Cashew Fruit Juicer
  • Cashew Nut Peeling Machine
  • Rocker Sprayer
  • Shelling Machines
  • Tray Dryer
  • Vacuum Packaging Machines
  • Machineries
  • Agriculture Machinery Suppliers
  • Small Cashew nuts Processing Machine


  • Integrated Scheme For Cashew Quality
  • Processed Cashew Kernel
  • Cashew Kernels Grading And Marking Rules
  • Specifications For Cashew Kernels
  • Vietnam Cashew Nut Kernels Trading