The Anacardium occidentale or the Cashew is considered to be the natives to the northern side of South America. However nowadays they are also found in several tropical areas. The English name “Cashew” has been derived from the Portuguese name caju that has come from the Tupi-Indian word “acaju”. In Spanish speaking countries of Latin America cashew is called Maranon, whereas, in Venezuela cashew is known as mere. It is said that viz (the state of Maranhao in the northern part of Brazil) is one of the first areas, where this fruit was seen. Cashew is considered to be a premier crop that originally belongs to Brazil and contributes a lot in the rural economy.
|Origin / Specifications||Guinea Bissau||Benin||Ogomosho||Ghana||IVC||IVC Bondoukou||Nigeria|
|Out Turn (lbs/80kg bag)||53 to 50||49 to 46||50 to 48||50 to 47||48 to 45||50 to 48||48 to 45|
|Nut Count (Nut/Kg)||220||180||185||195||205||195||205|