Cashew nuts types – Cashew Kernels varieties

Cashew nuts types – Cashew Kernels varieties

Cashew nuts types or cashew Kernels varieties are graded into white/scorched wholes,pieces,splits,butts etc.. depending on the shape,size & colour of the kernel. The cashew tree (Anacardium occidentale) is a short, stocky, low-spreading, evergreen tropical tree.The leaves are spirally arranged, leathery textured. It flowers once a year, between the months of November and January. The fruit ripens fully within 2 months. Its English name derives from the Portuguese name for the fruit of the cashew tree caju iterally meaning “nut that  produces itself

Cashew nuts types - Cashew Kernels varieties

Cashew nuts or kernels grades

The Govt.of India  Act prescribes 33 different grades of cashew kernels. Only 26 grades are commercially available and exported. They are:

Different kinds of cashew nuts types 

  • W – 180, is the ‘ King of Cashew ‘ – They are larger in size and very expensive.
  • W – 210, are popularly known as ‘ Jumbo ‘ nuts.
  • W – 240, it is an attractive grade which is reasonably priced.
  • W – 320, are the most popular among cashew kernels and highest in terms of availability, worldwide.
  • W – 450, are the smallest and cheapest white whole kernels and hence the favorite among low priced whole grades.

Scorched wholes are another grade of cashew kernels, which have a slight brown colour due to longer roasting. They have all the other characteristics of white kernels and have the same nutritional qualities. Butts, splits and pieces are priced lower and are ideal for cooking, preparation of sweets and savoury snacks

Cashew nuts types - Cashew Kernels varieties

Cashewnuts – Natural Vitamin Pills-The Perfect Nuts for your Brain

The cashew kernels are highly nutritive. They are rich source of carbohydrates, proteins, unsaturated fats, minerals like calcium, phosphorus,. iron and vitamins.Why this kidney shaped nut called  Natural Vitamin Pills? 

Its high nutritional value work as great health boosters and a good source of monounsaturated fats and proteins.

Eating cashewnuts during pregnancy is safe or not ?

Cashewnuts are great source of iron,so this is important pregnant women,produce more blood in order to nourish the fetus.  Its anti-bacterial  components fight against infection

Nuts – Memory Booster  Cashewnut’s dietary copper source helps to breakdown the fat in your food.  Copper also needed for brain function

Cashew nut –  Store house of all essential nutrients

Vitamin E- presence – helps to prevent aging tissue damage,reduce the risk of cancer and improve immunity

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