All About Konkan Cashew Nuts – Kaju

The favourite snack of the rich and the favourite crop of the farmers, cashews (Annacardium occidentale) find its roots originally in Brazil and were brought to India by the Portuguese. The tallest cashew tree that one could find would be of 14 m with a symmetric spread of 25 m.
In India, the popular name of cashews is “Kaju” which was derived from its Portuguese name Caju. Initially, cashew trees were planted to aid the prevention of soil erosion although the reasons for its plantation have completely turned over the centuries. Now, they are grown to serve its kernel, fruits, seed/nut, other products to the human race.
India is the second largest producer of cashews in the world. India shares a big portion of cheese of the total foreign exchange earned from the international trade of cashews all around the globe.
Cashews are planted by the farmers of peninsular India. Sindhudurg, Devgad Vengoorla, Malvan, Rajapur and Ratnagiri are the major cashew growing districts of Maharashtra. The pH level of the soil needed for the best growth of cashews is 6.3 to 7.13 which is proffered by these red sandy terrains of Sindhudurg, Devgad, Konkan and Ratnagiri.
Cashews are a rich source of 44% fat, 18% proteins, 30% carbohydrates and the rest being water. It contains fat soluble vitamins A, D and K. The benefits of cashews are impossible to count on fingers. The rich mineral supplement from cashews comprises of calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sodium, iron and others. For the health-conscious people as well as people with high cholesterol, cashews are the perfect source of nourishment due to their appreciative quality of zero cholesterol.
Classic Fresca offers a blanket of cashew variety to its prestigious customers in various sizes and grades ranging from 150 king size pieces per kilogram, 180, 210, 240, 320 big pieces per kilogram. It’s been described in product categories as W150, W180, W210, W240, W320, W400. Range is further sorted for WP, MP, LP etc under Cashew Splits and furthermore it’s been sorted in broken cashews, and small broken cashews 2 parts,4 parts, 8 parts,12 parts particularly been used in hotels, restaurants, sweet manufacturers and confectionaries etc. All cashews sorted as per their size in a neat packing, they will surely melt in the mouth of the ones who savour it indulging in the blast of good taste and a heavenly experience.