Cashew Kernels

Cashew Grades & Classification

A. Cashew Kernels - White Wholes
Grade
Designation
Trade
Name
Colour/Characteristics Count/454 gms
(1 lbs) 
size description
Max.
Moisture%
Broken
Max%
NLSG
NLG max%
W-180 White
Wholes
White/pale ivory/light ash. Characteristic
shape
170-180 5 5 5
(NLSG & SW
together)
W-210 do do 200-210 5 5 do
W-240 do do 220-240 5 5 do
W-320 do do 300-320 5 5 do
W-450 do do 400-450 5 5 do

Specification - Natural Cashews

Specification for jacketed cashews and Roasted Cashews are available on request. Specification for Natural (Plain) cashews in bulk packets are given below.

Physical

 Sl: No

Quality Parameters

Grade

Range

1.

 

COUNT
No.of Nuts/Lb
1 Lb = 454gm

W 180
 W 210
W 240
W 320
W 450

170 - 180
200 - 210
220 - 240
300 - 320
400 - 450

2.

BROKENS



Max. 5%

3.

Next Lowers Grade
(NLSG )



5%

Chemical

S.NO

Quality Parameters

Range

1.

MOISTURE CONTENT
[ % MAX]

3 - 5%

2.

ACIDITY

< 0.5 %

3.

FREE FATTY ACIDS
[ % MAX]

< 0.5 %

4.

PEROXIDE VALUE
[ Meq / kg]

< 3.5

5.

AFLATOXIN
B 1
[ ppb MAX]

< 2.0

6.

AFLATOXIN
B 1 + B 2 + G 1 + G 2
[ ppb MAX]

< 4.0

MicroBiological

S.NO

Quality Parameters

Range

1.

TPC
[ CFU / G]

5,000

2.

COLIFORMS
[ CFU / G]

< 10.0

3.

E.COLI
[ CFU / G]

ABSENT IN 1g

4.

SALMONELLA
[ CFU / G]

ABSENT IN 25g

5.

MOULDS/
YEASTS
[ CFU / G]

< 100.0

6.

STAPHYLOCOCCUS
[ UFC / G]

< 10.0

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