Raw-cashewnuts

Commodity Code - 36
Commodity Name - Raw Cashewnuts
Commodity Scientific Name - Anacardium occidentale L
wheat

 

VENGURLA-7, VRI-

Raw Cashewnuts (Kerala, Maharashtra)

  AP I AP II AP III AP IV AP V
Grades No. Of Nuts /Kg (Max) Void Nuts % By Weight (Max) Immature Nuts % By Weight (Max) Damaged Discoloured Nuts % By Weight (Max) Moisture % By Weight (Max)
Extra Special 100 nil nil nil 12
Special 150 1 2 2 12
Good 160 2 3 3 12
Fair 180 3 5 5 12

General Characteristics:-

  1. Raw Cashew nuts shall be the dried ripe nuts of Anacardium occidentale L grown in Kerala and Maharashtra State.

  2. The raw cashew nuts shall:-

  3. Have the shape colour and other characteristics of the variety;

  4. Be well dried and mature.

  5. Be free from any musty odour,

  6. Be reasonably free from extraneous matter, and

  7. Be free from mould, diseases decayed nuts and insect attack except to the extent as specified under column

Raw cashewnuts (other states)

  AP I AP II AP III AP IV AP V
Grades No. Of Nuts /Kg (Max) Void Nuts % By Weight (Max) Immature Nuts % By Weight (Max) Damaged Discoloured Nuts % By Weight (Max) Moisture % By Weight (Max)
Special 160 1 2 2 12
Good 180 2 3 3 12
Fair 210 3 5 5 12

General Characteristics:-

  1. Raw Cashew nuts shall be the dried ripe nuts of Anacardium occidentale L grown in the States other than Kerala and Maharasthra.

  2. The raw cashew nuts shall:-

  3. Have the shape colour and other characteristics of the variety;

  4. Be well dried and mature.

  5. Be free from any musty odour,

  6. Be reasonably free from extraneous matter, and

  7. Be free from mould, diseases decayed nuts and insect attack except to the extent as specified under column 5

Raw Cashew nuts shall be –

  1. Intact, firm, clean, of same variety and
  2. Free from, visible foreign matter, abnormal external moisture, foreign smell.

Criteria for Range designation

S.no. Tradable parameters Range-1 Range-2 Range-3
A Essential
i Moisture(% by wt) Max 12.0 12.0 12.0
ii Number of nuts per kg. (% by Weight) Max 160 180 210
iii Void nuts (% by Weight) Max 1.0 2.0 3.0
iv Immature nuts (% by Weight) Max 2.0 3.0 5.0
v Damaged and discolored nuts(% by Weight) Max 2.0 3.0 5.0
B Optional (Industrial/Processors)
i Color (%)(Characteristic true to the variety) Scale (1 to 100*) /Visual(*100% is true to variety colour) More than 70 Between 40-70 Less than 40

Sampling

  • 5 % or minimum one container shall be randomly selected for sampling.

  • 100 gm shall be drawn from each selected container and shall be mixed homogenously, called as primary sample.

  • 100 gm shall be drawn from primary sample called as Laboratory sample.

Definitions

  • Extraneous matter: includes stones, dust, dirt, parts of dried fruits and leaf, etc.

  • Void nuts: in which there are no kernels.

  • Immature nuts: the nuts, the kernels of which are not properly developed and/or shriveled.

  • Damaged and discolored nuts: the nuts containing discolored kernels, decayed, diseased and broken nuts or mechanical injury, materially affecting the quality.

Shelf Life - 5 Months

Initial Validity of e NWR - 3 Months

Extension of e NWR Validity - 1 Month

Number of Extensions - 2x1 Months

Weight Tolerance - Loss or gain equivalent to 70% of the decrease or increase in the moisture content during storage