Cashew Nuts

Cashew Nuts

Botanical Name : Anacardium Occidentale
English Name : Cashew nuts
Hindi Name : Kaju
Family Name : Anacardiaceae
Mid February -Mid April

India, Brazil, Vietnam, West Africa, East Africa and Indonesia some of the top countries producing cashews are Benin, Brazil, Guinea Bissau, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Vietnam

India is the largest grower, processor and exporter in the world. It is also interesting to understand, that the new statistics of consumer interests done during 2009 has proved India is also the number one consumer of cashew kernels in the world overtaking USA.

Cashew kernels is consumed all over the world as a premium snack and nowadays more used as a preferred ingredient due to its excellent flavor and unique texture in large array of foods like sweets , dates, ice-creams and so on . It can be dry or oil roasted, salted, coated with chocolate, spices, honey etc

Standard specifications for Indian cashew kernels for export have been laid down by the Government of India under the Export (Quality Control And Inspection) Act 1963

Nutrition Value
Cashew is a cholesterol free naughty nut contains lowest fat among tree nuts. It has healthy fat, good profile of nutrient and good source of Vitamin B – Biotin & Vitamin K. It has performance nutrition with low carbohydrates and high protein. It is very useful for bones as it contains high phosphorus, magnesium & Iron

Known as
Portuguese :caju, cajueiro, pe de caju, castanha de caju, maca de caju
French :cajou, acajou, ancardier, noix de cajou, pomme de cajou, amande de cajou
Spanish :Casa,maranon,Merey, nuez de maranon
Sinhalese :cadju
Italian :anacardio, noced’anacardio, mandorlad’anacardio
Dutch : acajou, kashu ,cashewnoten
Indonesian :jambumente, jambu mete