What are the product characteristics for cashew nuts on the market in Europe?
Cashew nut kernels are produced by shelling raw cashew nuts (RCN), which grow at the end of cashew apples. Cashew nut kernels are primarily judged on their size, colour and moisture content. Whole cashew nut kernels are the standard, as broken kernels are seen as a quality deterioration. These characteristics form the basis of cashew nut kernel grades. Whole kernels of an ivory colour represent the highest quality grade and the larger the kernels, the higher the price.