Bola Surendra
Kamath & Sons

Cashews

Cashew Processing

Stage 1

DRYING

Raw cashew nuts are properly dried in order to remove excess moisture. These raw nuts are usually kept in open yard and are dried in sun for 2/3 days. The nuts are rolled over on regular basis in order to ensure both sides drying. After this procedure is over, the dried cashew nut are collected and thereafter packed in bags for the purpose of long storage. Bolas is one of the popular cashews  processing services provider, which follows the same procedure for drying the cashew nuts. Cashew Drying

 

 

Stage 2
ROASTING


The second stage of processing is Roasting, Here, we heat the cashews with high pressure/tempurature steam.  The roasting time depends upon the charecteristic of raw cashew nuts.Cashew Roasting

 

 

 

Stage 3
CUTTING


Raw cashew nut has a unique kidney shape. Moreover, the outer shell of raw cashew nut is very hard to crack. The shell contains a liquid called CNSL, which can be very dangerous if not properly handled.
We use a specially designed hand and leg operated cutting machines to cut raw cashew nuts. The operations are predominantly manual. The raw cashews are carefully cut to ensure that, there are minimum brokens.Cashew Cutting

 

 

Stage 4

HOT CHAMBER


In this stage, cashew kernels are heated to 70-85 degree centigrade. The main purpose of this heating is to eliminate moisture and gumming between cashew kernels and adhearing testa. We use a specially designed chamber to heat the cashews so that, the tempurate control can be attained accurately.Hot Chamber

 

 

Stage 5
PEELING


Cashew Kernels are blanched using a small knife. The adhearing testa (husk) is carefully removed ensuring minimum damage to the cashew kernels. Due to unique shape of the cashews, the process is mostly manual.Cashew Peeling

 

 

Stage 6

GRADING


Cashew Kernels are graded accorgind to their size, colour, appearence etc. There are more than 25 grades of cashews . These grades are standerdised by CEPCI.Cashew Grading

 

 

Stage 7
PACKING

 

Cashew Kernels are fumigated before packing. Then, it is passed through a cleaning line, where dead insects, foreign particles, if any are removed. Finishing touches are given to grades by removing lower grades.
Cashew Packing

 

Cashew kernels are packed in controlled atmosphere.  Ambient air is removed and replaced with CO2 and Nitrogen gasses.

Cashew Processing

Stage 1

DRYING

Raw cashew nuts are properly dried in order to remove excess moisture. These raw nuts are usually kept in open yard and are dried in sun for 2/3 days. The nuts are rolled over on regular basis in order to ensure both sides drying. After this procedure is over, the dried cashew nut are collected and thereafter packed in bags for the purpose of long storage. Bolas is one of the popular cashews  processing services provider, which follows the same procedure for drying the cashew nuts. Cashew Drying

 

 

Stage 2
ROASTING


The second stage of processing is Roasting, Here, we heat the cashews with high pressure/tempurature steam.  The roasting time depends upon the charecteristic of raw cashew nuts.Cashew Roasting

 

 

 

Stage 3
CUTTING


Raw cashew nut has a unique kidney shape. Moreover, the outer shell of raw cashew nut is very hard to crack. The shell contains a liquid called CNSL, which can be very dangerous if not properly handled.
We use a specially designed hand and leg operated cutting machines to cut raw cashew nuts. The operations are predominantly manual. The raw cashews are carefully cut to ensure that, there are minimum brokens.Cashew Cutting

 

 

Stage 4

HOT CHAMBER


In this stage, cashew kernels are heated to 70-85 degree centigrade. The main purpose of this heating is to eliminate moisture and gumming between cashew kernels and adhearing testa. We use a specially designed chamber to heat the cashews so that, the tempurate control can be attained accurately.Hot Chamber

 

 

Stage 5
PEELING


Cashew Kernels are blanched using a small knife. The adhearing testa (husk) is carefully removed ensuring minimum damage to the cashew kernels. Due to unique shape of the cashews, the process is mostly manual.Cashew Peeling

 

 

Stage 6

GRADING


Cashew Kernels are graded accorgind to their size, colour, appearence etc. There are more than 25 grades of cashews . These grades are standerdised by CEPCI.Cashew Grading

 

 

Stage 7
PACKING

 

Cashew Kernels are fumigated before packing. Then, it is passed through a cleaning line, where dead insects, foreign particles, if any are removed. Finishing touches are given to grades by removing lower grades.
Cashew Packing

 

Cashew kernels are packed in controlled atmosphere.  Ambient air is removed and replaced with CO2 and Nitrogen gasses.