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Cashew Nut is a very popular dry
nut .Rich with protiens
A popular dry nut of God's Own Country, cashewnut
kernels are either eaten raw or roasted and salted.
For centuries a commercial export item of Kerala, cashewnuts are
traditionally used for seasoning the sweet delicacies of the land's
cuisine. It is said that cashewnuts were brought here by Portuguese
The cashewnut tree ( Anacardium occidentale) is
popularly called Parangi mavu in Malayalam and most of the cashew
processing units in the state are concentrated in Kollam district.
The cashewnut tree grows 12 m high and are mostly
found in the tropical temperate regions of the world like - India,
Srilanka, Malayasia, Philippines, Brazil and Africa. The tree starts
yielding by the third year of planting. During the eighth to the
tenth year the fruit bearing capacity touches a maximum and the
tree lives up to 30 to 40 years.
Cashewnut processing includes roasting, removing
the shell, extracting oil from the shell, peeling the kernel, selecting
and packing the nuts according to quality. The nuts are available
in the market at prices that vary with quality and brand names