Bola Surendra
Kamath & Sons

Cashews

Grades of Cashew

1.General Characteristics: Cashew Kernels shall have been obtained through roasting, shelling and peeling cashew nuts.
(Anacardium occidentale L.)

 

2. Special Characteristics:

 

A. Cashew Kernels - White Wholes

 

Grade Designation

Trade Name

Colour/ Characteristics

Count/454 gms
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-320

do

do

220-240

5

5

do

W-450

do

do

400-450

5

5

do

W-500

do

do

450-500

5

5

5(SW)

 

 

B. Cashew Kernels - Scorched Wholes

 

Grade Designation

Trade Name

Colour/ Characteristics

Count/454 gms
size description

Max.
Moisture%

Broken
Max%

NLSG
NLG max%

SW

Scorched Wholes

Kernels may be scorched/slightly darkened due to over-heating while roasting or drying in drier/borma

N.A

5

5

7.5
(SSW)

SW-180

do

do

170-180

5

5

7.5
(NLSG & SSW together)

SW-210

do

do

200-210

5

5

do

SW-240

do

do

300-320

5

5

do

SW-320

do

do

400-450

5

5

do

SW-500

do

do

450-500

5

5

7.5(SSW)

 

 

Remarks: Kernels shall be completely free from infestation, insect damage, mould rancidity, adhering testa and objectionable extraneous matter. Scraped and partially shrivelled kernels also permitted provided such scraping/shrivelling does not affect the characteristic shape of the kernel.

 

 

C. Cashew Kernels - Desert Wholes

 

 

Grade Designation

Trade Name

Colour/ Characteristics

Count/454 gms
size description

Max.
Moisture%

Broken
Max%

NLSG
NLG max%

SSW

Scorched Wholes Seconds

Kernels may be over-scorched, immature, shriveled (Pirival), speckled (Karaniram) discoloured and light blue

N.A

5

5

7.5
(DW)

DW

Dessert Wholes

Kernels may be deep scorched, deep brown, Deep blue, speckled, dis-coloured and black spotted

N.A

5

5

-

Remarks: Kernels shall be completely free from infestation, insect damage, mould rancidity, adhering testa and objectionable extraneous matter.

 

 

D. Cashew Kernels - White Pieces

 

 

 Remarks: Kernels shall be completely free from infestation, insect damage, mould rancidity, adhering testa and objec

Grade Designation

Trade Name

Colour/ Characteristics

Count/454 gms
size description

Max.
Moisture%

Broken
Max%

NLSG
NLG max%

SB

Scorched Butts

Kernels broken crosswise (evenly or unevenly) and naturally attached. Kernels may be scorched/slightly darkened due to over-heating while roasting or drying in the drier/borma

N.A

5

5

7.5
(DB)

SS

Scorched Splits

Kernels split naturally lengthwise. Kernels may be scorched/slightly darkened due to over-heating while Roasting or drying in drier/borma

N.A

5

5

7.5
(DS)

SP

Scorched Pieces

Kernels may be scorched/slightly darkened due to over-heating while roasting or drying in drier/borma

Pieces passing through a mesh 16 SWG sieve/4.75 mm I.S. Sieve

5

Nil

7.5
(SSP & SPS together)

SSP

Scorched Small Pieces

Kernels may be scorched/slightly darkened due to over-heating while roasting or drying in drier/borma

Pieces smaller than SP but not passing through a 6mesh 20 SWG Sieve/2.80 mm I.S. Sieve

5

Nil

5
(DSP)

tionable extraneous matter. Scraped and partially shrivelled kernels also permitted provided such scraping/shrivelling does not affect the characteristic shape of the kernel.

 

 

E. Cashew Kernels - Scorched Pieces

 

Grade Designation

Trade Name

Colour/ Characteristics

Count/454 gms
size description

Max.
Moisture%

Broken
Max%

NLSG
NLG max%

SB

Scorched Butts

Kernels broken crosswise (evenly or unevenly) and naturally attached. Kernels may be scorched/slightly darkened due to over-heating while roasting or drying in the drier/borma

N.A

5

5

7.5
(DB)

SS

Scorched Splits

Kernels split naturally lengthwise. Kernels may be scorched/slightly darkened due to over-heating while Roasting or drying in drier/borma

N.A

5

5

7.5
(DS)

SP

Scorched Pieces

Kernels may be scorched/slightly darkened due to over-heating while roasting or drying in drier/borma

Pieces passing through a mesh 16 SWG sieve/4.75 mm I.S. Sieve

5

Nil

7.5
> (SSP & SPS together)

SSP

Scorched Small Pieces

Kernels may be scorched/slightly darkened due to over-heating while roasting or drying in drier/borma

Pieces smaller than SP but not passing through a 6mesh 20 SWG Sieve/2.80 mm I.S. Sieve

5

Nil

5
> (DSP)

 

Remarks: Kernels shall be completely free from infestation, insect damage, mould rancidity, adhering testa and objectionable extraneous matter. Scraped and partially shrivelled kernels also permitted provided such scraping/shrivelling does not affect the characteristic shape of the kernel.

 

 

F. Cashew Kernels - Dessert Pieces

 

Grade Designation

Trade Name

Colour/ Characteristics

Count/454 gms
size description

Max Moisture %

Broken Max %

NLSG NLG max %

SPS

Scorched Pieces Seconds

Kernels may be over-scorched immature, shrivelled (Pirival) speckled(Karaniram) discoloured and light blue

Kernels broken into pieces but not passing through a 4 mesh 16 SWG sieve/4.75 mm I.S. Sieve

5

Nil

7.5
(DP & DSP together)

DP

Dessert Pieces

Kernels may be deep scorched, deep Brown, blue, speckled, discoloured and black spotted

Kernels broken into pieces but not passing through a 4 mesh 16 SWG sieve/4.75 mm and I.S.Sieve

5

Nil

7.5
(DSP)

 

Remarks: Kernels shall be completely free from infestation, insect damage, mould rancidity, adhering testa and objectionable extraneous matter.

 

NLSG denotes: Next Lower Size Grade. NLG denotes: Next Lower Grade.

 

Grades of Cashew

1.General Characteristics: Cashew Kernels shall have been obtained through roasting, shelling and peeling cashew nuts.
(Anacardium occidentale L.)

 

2. Special Characteristics:

 

A. Cashew Kernels - White Wholes

 

Grade Designation

Trade Name

Colour/ Characteristics

Count/454 gms
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-320

do

do

220-240

5

5

do

W-450

do

do

400-450

5

5

do

W-500

do

do

450-500

5

5

5(SW)

 

 

B. Cashew Kernels - Scorched Wholes

 

Grade Designation

Trade Name

Colour/ Characteristics

Count/454 gms
size description

Max.
Moisture%

Broken
Max%

NLSG
NLG max%

SW

Scorched Wholes

Kernels may be scorched/slightly darkened due to over-heating while roasting or drying in drier/borma

N.A

5

5

7.5
(SSW)

SW-180

do

do

170-180

5

5

7.5
(NLSG & SSW together)

SW-210

do

do

200-210

5

5

do

SW-240

do

do

300-320

5

5

do

SW-320

do

do

400-450

5

5

do

SW-500

do

do

450-500

5

5

7.5(SSW)

 

 

Remarks: Kernels shall be completely free from infestation, insect damage, mould rancidity, adhering testa and objectionable extraneous matter. Scraped and partially shrivelled kernels also permitted provided such scraping/shrivelling does not affect the characteristic shape of the kernel.

 

 

C. Cashew Kernels - Desert Wholes

 

 

Grade Designation

Trade Name

Colour/ Characteristics

Count/454 gms
size description

Max.
Moisture%

Broken
Max%

NLSG
NLG max%

SSW

Scorched Wholes Seconds

Kernels may be over-scorched, immature, shriveled (Pirival), speckled (Karaniram) discoloured and light blue

N.A

5

5

7.5
(DW)

DW

Dessert Wholes

Kernels may be deep scorched, deep brown, Deep blue, speckled, dis-coloured and black spotted

N.A

5

5

-

Remarks: Kernels shall be completely free from infestation, insect damage, mould rancidity, adhering testa and objectionable extraneous matter.

 

 

D. Cashew Kernels - White Pieces

 

 

 Remarks: Kernels shall be completely free from infestation, insect damage, mould rancidity, adhering testa and objec

Grade Designation

Trade Name

Colour/ Characteristics

Count/454 gms
size description

Max.
Moisture%

Broken
Max%

NLSG
NLG max%

SB

Scorched Butts

Kernels broken crosswise (evenly or unevenly) and naturally attached. Kernels may be scorched/slightly darkened due to over-heating while roasting or drying in the drier/borma

N.A

5

5

7.5
(DB)

SS

Scorched Splits

Kernels split naturally lengthwise. Kernels may be scorched/slightly darkened due to over-heating while Roasting or drying in drier/borma

N.A

5

5

7.5
(DS)

SP

Scorched Pieces

Kernels may be scorched/slightly darkened due to over-heating while roasting or drying in drier/borma

Pieces passing through a mesh 16 SWG sieve/4.75 mm I.S. Sieve

5

Nil

7.5
(SSP & SPS together)

SSP

Scorched Small Pieces

Kernels may be scorched/slightly darkened due to over-heating while roasting or drying in drier/borma

Pieces smaller than SP but not passing through a 6mesh 20 SWG Sieve/2.80 mm I.S. Sieve

5

Nil

5
(DSP)

tionable extraneous matter. Scraped and partially shrivelled kernels also permitted provided such scraping/shrivelling does not affect the characteristic shape of the kernel.

 

 

E. Cashew Kernels - Scorched Pieces

 

Grade Designation

Trade Name

Colour/ Characteristics

Count/454 gms
size description

Max.
Moisture%

Broken
Max%

NLSG
NLG max%

SB

Scorched Butts

Kernels broken crosswise (evenly or unevenly) and naturally attached. Kernels may be scorched/slightly darkened due to over-heating while roasting or drying in the drier/borma

N.A

5

5

7.5
(DB)

SS

Scorched Splits

Kernels split naturally lengthwise. Kernels may be scorched/slightly darkened due to over-heating while Roasting or drying in drier/borma

N.A

5

5

7.5
(DS)

SP

Scorched Pieces

Kernels may be scorched/slightly darkened due to over-heating while roasting or drying in drier/borma

Pieces passing through a mesh 16 SWG sieve/4.75 mm I.S. Sieve

5

Nil

7.5
> (SSP & SPS together)

SSP

Scorched Small Pieces

Kernels may be scorched/slightly darkened due to over-heating while roasting or drying in drier/borma

Pieces smaller than SP but not passing through a 6mesh 20 SWG Sieve/2.80 mm I.S. Sieve

5

Nil

5
> (DSP)

 

Remarks: Kernels shall be completely free from infestation, insect damage, mould rancidity, adhering testa and objectionable extraneous matter. Scraped and partially shrivelled kernels also permitted provided such scraping/shrivelling does not affect the characteristic shape of the kernel.

 

 

F. Cashew Kernels - Dessert Pieces

 

Grade Designation

Trade Name

Colour/ Characteristics

Count/454 gms
size description

Max Moisture %

Broken Max %

NLSG NLG max %

SPS

Scorched Pieces Seconds

Kernels may be over-scorched immature, shrivelled (Pirival) speckled(Karaniram) discoloured and light blue

Kernels broken into pieces but not passing through a 4 mesh 16 SWG sieve/4.75 mm I.S. Sieve

5

Nil

7.5
(DP & DSP together)

DP

Dessert Pieces

Kernels may be deep scorched, deep Brown, blue, speckled, discoloured and black spotted

Kernels broken into pieces but not passing through a 4 mesh 16 SWG sieve/4.75 mm and I.S.Sieve

5

Nil

7.5
(DSP)

 

Remarks: Kernels shall be completely free from infestation, insect damage, mould rancidity, adhering testa and objectionable extraneous matter.

 

NLSG denotes: Next Lower Size Grade. NLG denotes: Next Lower Grade.