At Subraya we believe in providing 'Clean, Crisp, Cashewnut' to the world and that is why we have designed a processing system which monitors and fixes all aspects concerning food quality. Our end product is inspected for quality internally as well as by various independent inspection agencies before being dispatched, therefore ensuring the least risk to the customer.
The various internal checks involve -
1) Specification check - The grades are checked for their count, next lower grade, next lower scorched grade, brokens, testa adhering to the cashew nut kernels etc
2) Taste check - checked for taste and odour
3) Infestation - Check for live, dead insects and larvae inside the hollow of the kernels.
4) Clumping - After packing of the products in the pouches they are stacked for few days and randomly opened to check clumping.
5) Foreign bodies - Deep inspection is conducted to investigate any contamination by foreign bodies in the cashew nut kernels.
The overall dimensions of a carton are about:
India is the largest producer and exporter of cashew kernels in the world. Over 65 per cent of the world export of cashew kernels is accounted for by India. Indian cashews are consumed in as many as 60 countries all over the world, the major markets being the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, Netherlands, Australia, Canada, Germany Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand and Middle East countries. The Indian cashew kernel is well acclaimed for its good quality, taste and appearance.
Members of the Cashew Export Promotion Council of India, who are manufacturers and exporters of cashew kernels are the major sources for cashews from India. Indian cashews are available with prominent importers in USA, Canada, Japan, the Middle East, Singapore, Australia, U.K. and other EEC countries.
There are regular shipping facilities from India to all ports of the world. Major shipments from India take place through Cochin port. Other ports are Tuticorin, Mangalore, Madras and Bombay.
Regular services of container ships are available from Indian ports on India-USA, India-UK/Continent, India-Australia, India-Japan, India-Middle East and India-Singapore routes.
Technical Requirements for Cashew Kernels :
The following are some of the typical technical requirements of cashew kernels that are traded in the various parts of the world. The kernels should be dry and should have the characteristic shape. While depending on the grade they can be either scorched or unscorched, wholes or broken, they should be free from oil (CNSL) and the think outer skin.
Cashew kernels should be completely free from living insects, moulds, from rodent contamination and insect damage Cashew kernels should have natural smell, and should be free of rancid or any other unnatural smell.
Moisture content: The cashew kernels should have moisture content not greater than 5% by weight.
Cashew Kernel Preservation
Cashew kernels should be preserved in a dry clean place, far from heat resource. The storage of preservation should be closed, dry clean, free from foreign smell, no insect, rodents.