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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.
  • 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. India has an area of about 7.30 lakh ha under cashew with an estimated annual production of about 4.60 lakh tonnes of raw cashew nut. 
  • In India Cashew is cultivated in Kearala, Karnataka, Goa, Maharastra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa & West Bengal .
  • Processed Cashew Exporters are India, Brazil, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya Vietnam & Indonesia.
  • India Imported during the last year dried raw cashew nuts worth USD 449,385,494 with total quantity of 550,402,023.
  • Cote D Ivoire is the largest supplier of dried raw cashew nuts accounting for imports worth USD 132,661,405 followed by Tanzania and Benin which exported dried raw cashew nuts worth USD 110,367,738 and USD 68,168,553 respectively.
  • India exported cashew nut w320 worth USD 46,637,470 with total quantity of 4,771,162. Japan is the largest buyer of cashew nut  accounting for exports worth USD 12,380,027 followed by United Arab Emirates and United States which imported cashew nut w320 worth USD 10,995,830 and USD 7,685,061 respectively - during the last two years
  • Legally, contamination in cashew nut kernels is the main issue and exporters need to take extra care in preventing it.
  • Non-legislative requirements allow exporters to add value to their product and/or access specific market segments.
Background Information
  • Cashew Apple
  • Anacardium occidentale
  • The story of Cashews
  • Tropical Plant Database
  • Cashew Nut
  • Sumac Family
  • Calories In Dry roaster cashew nuts

Growth And Cultivation

  • Production Of Cashew Trees
  • Cashew Cultivation
  • Consultancy, Planting materials
  • Crop Data
  • The Cashew Plant
  • Harvesting & Storage
  • Organic Cultivation Of Cashew Nuts
  • Agricultural Aspects
  • Propagation
  • Seeds & cuttings
  • Quality of Raw Cashew Nut
  • Cultivation, Processing & Marketing - overview


  • Basics
  • Small-scale cashew Cultivation & nut processing
  • Cashew Processing
  • Practical Processing
  • Value Chain
  • Processing methods
  • Processing Of Cashewnut
  • Arya Process
  • Case Study - Cashew Processing
  • Case Study - processing & Packaging
  • Product Characteristics


  • The Cashew Cook Book
  • Cashew Cream
  • Cashew Rice Pilaf
  • Cashew Shrimp
  • Cashew Chicken


  • Medical Benefits
  • Cashew tree exudate gum
  • Cashew Nut Shell Liquid
  • Nutritional & Medicinal Value
  • Uses Of Cashew
  • Protein enrichment of cashew wastes for animal feeds
  • Cashew Convention - 2015
  • Implementing ant technology in commercial cashew plantations
  • Use of Fibres Obtained from the Cashew
  • Production of Gum from Cashew Tree Latex
  • Partition Of Proteins In Aqueous Two-phase Systems  On Cashew-Nut Tree Gum and Poly
  • United States Patent- Roasted And Oleoresin Flavored Nut Formulation

Company Profiles

  • Company Performance
  • Company in Trading
  • Premier Cashew Industries
  • Satya Cashew Chemicals Pvt Ltd
  • Western India Cashew Company
Projects Information
  • Small scale Cashew Processing - India
  • Sample - project outline
  • Project Equipment
  • Profitability and structural analysis of cashew nut market in Oyo State, Nigeria
  • Medium Scale Processing Plant
  • Cashew Industry At Malawi
  • National Cashew Association - Nigeria


  • Biohybrids Limited
  • Preparing Project Report
  • Microfinance Gateway


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


  • Harvesting to Marketing - India
  • Cashew Hand Book - 2014
  • Market Competitiveness
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Trade Structure & Channels
  • Client's Services - pre & post sales
  • Imports - USA
  • Terms of delivery & payments
  • Demand
  • Export Markets
  • Cashew Apple Brandy
  • Export Promotion Council
  • Cashew Kernels
  • Marketing Trends In Cashew
  • Australian Cashewnut Industry
  • Product Profile
  • Constraints and Challenges in a Global Environment


  • Challenges & Opportunities
  • Cashew Meet - 2015
  • Newsletter - 2015
  • Export Fact sheet
  • Cashew processing programme - Tanzania
  • 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


  • Directory of Indian Exporters
  • Cashew Nut Exporting Companies
  • Indian Exporters And Manufacturers

Processing Equipments And Suppliers

  • Processing Line - Turnkey
  • Machinery from Gujarat
  • Machinery from Gujarat
  • Machinery from Haryana
  • Gujarat machinery
  • Machinery from Vietnam
  • Colour sorting machine - China
  • Cashew Nut Roaster
  • Humidifiers and Atomizers
  • Cashew Nut Peeling Machine
  • Tray Dryer
  • Small Cashew nuts Processing Machine


  • Buyer's Requirements
  • Specifications for Cashew Kernels
  • UNECE Standard DDP-17
  • Specifications for Cashew Kernels
  • Processed Cashew Kernel
  • Cashew Kernels Grading And Marking Rules
  • Specifications For Cashew Kernels

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