Buy Togo Cashew Nuts Directly From Exporters & Suppliers - Best of 2020 Market Prices
|Varieties||W-180, W-210, W-240, W-320|
|Packing||Tins, container, 90 kg poly sacks|
|Storage Conditions||Cool dry condition, away from odour|
|Transport Conditions||5-26 degree celsius|
Togo cashew nuts industry has immensely grown over the years, recording a 54% increase of export value to the Indian market in 2018.
Cashew known as(Anacardium occidentale) is a seed of a tropical evergreen shrub related to mango, pistachio and poison ivy. Commercial growers cultivate cashew in warm, humid climate across the globe in countries along the equator such as Vietnam, Nigeria, India, Brazil and Indonesia.
The word cashew comes from Tupi-Indian word (Acaju) which means nut. Cashew fruit has two distinct parts: the fleshy pear-shaped stalk or stem known as cashew apple which is 2-4 inches in length and a heart-shaped nut, the fruit is about an inch in length that is attached to the lower part of the apple. The nuts contain kernel which is very delicious and rich in vitamin C.
Cashew kernels are consumed all over the world and used as ingredients because of their excellent flavour and unique texture.
Togo cashew nuts or cashew kernels are graded in different varieties depending on the shape, size and the colour of the kernel.
- W-180: This is the king of cashew. They are large in size and expensive too.
- W-210: They are popularly known as Jumbo nuts
- W-240: They are attractive grade with a higher price
- W-320: They are most popular among the cashew kernel and easiest in terms of availability
- W-450: This is the smallest and cheapest white whole kernels
Cashew trees are cultivated in the tropics between 25 degrees north and 25 degrees south. They can supremely adapt tropical lowland areas with a pronounced dry season. The traditional tree is up to 14m, and it takes three years from planting before it starts production and addition of eight years before commercial harvest can begin.
Togo cashew nuts are mainly produced in the East of the plateau region, Central region, Kara and the Savannah.
Other breeds such as dwarf cashew trees grow up to 6m tall which starts producing in the first year, and economic yields start after three years. Cashew nut yield for the traditional tree is 0.25 metric tons per hectare, in contrast to over a ton per hectare of dwarf variety. Grading and other modern technologies are used to improve cashew nuts yields.
Ripen cashew fall on the ground, they are then picked, and nuts are dried for two days. After drying nuts turns to reddish-brown on the outer coat. It is then peeled either manually or mechanically. Kernels are graded and vacuum packed for export. Most cashew nuts are dried or oil-roasted, although raw cashew is also available.
Togo exported 10, 000 tons of cashew nuts in 2019, which is a notable increase compared to 2017-2018 where the country exported 9,000 tons.
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