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  SPECIFICATION FOR CASHEW KERNELS
 
White wholes-180
 
White wholes-210
 
White wholes-240
 
White wholes-320
 
White wholes-450
 
White wholes-500
 
Scorched
Wholes(SW
 
Scorched
Wholes(SW)-180
 
Scorched
Wholes(SW)-210
 
Scorched
Wholes(SW)-240

 
Scorched
Wholes(SW)-320
 
Scorched
Wholes(SW)-450

 
Scorched
Wholes-500

 
Scorched
Wholes Seconds(SSW)

 
Dessert
Wholes(DW)
 
Butts(B)
 
Splits(S)
 
Large White
Pieces(LWP)

 
Small White
Pieces(SWP)

 
Baby Bits(BB)
 
Scorched Butts(SB)
 
Scorched
Splits(SS)

 
Scorched
Pieces(SP)
 
Scorched Small
Pieces(SSP)

 
Scorched Pieces
Seconds(SPS)

 
Dessert Pieces(DP)
  

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: Cashew Kernels shall have been obtained. Through roasting, shelling and peeling Cashew nuts.

SPECIAL CHARACTERISTICS:

A - CASHEW KERNELS WHITE WHOLES

Grade Designation

Trade
Name

Colour/
Characteristics

Count/454gms
Size Description

Maximum Moisture %

Broken Max %

NLSG NLG
Max %

W180

White Wholes

White/pale ivory/Light ash/
Characteristic shape

170-180

5

5

5 (NLSG & SW together)

W210

Do

Do

200-210

5

5

Do

W240

Do

Do

220-240

5

5

Do

W320

Do

Do

300-320

5

5

Do

W450

Do

Do

400-450

5

5

Do

W500

Do

Do

450-500

5

5

5(SW)

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

B - CASHEW KERNELS SCORCHED WHOLES

Grade Designation

Trade Name

Colour/
Characteristics

Count/454gms Size Description

Maximum
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 togeth.)

SW210

Do

Do

200-210

5

5

Do

SW240

Do

Do

220-240

5

5

Do

SW320

Do

Do

300-320

5

5

Do

SW450 Do Do 400-450 5 5 Do
SW500 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 shriveled kernels also permitted provided such scraping/shriveling does not affect the characteristic shape of the kernel.

C - CASHEW KERNELS DESSERT WHOLES

Grade
Designation

Trade
Name

Colour/
Characteristics

Count/454gms Size description

Maximum
Moisture %

Broken Max %

NLSG NLG
Max %

SSW

Scorched
Wholes
Seconds

Kernels may be over
scorched, immature
Shriveled(pirival)
Speckled(karaniram)
Discoloured and light blue

NA

5

5

7.5
DW

DW

Desert
Wholes

Kernels may be deep scorched,deep brown, deepblue,speckled, dis-coloured and black
Spotted.

NA

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

Grade
Destination
Trade
Name
Colour/
Characteristics
Count/454gms size description Maximum Moisture % Broken
Max %
NLSG NLG Max%
B Butts White/pale ivory or light ash.Kernels broken cross-wise(evenly or unevenly) naturally attached. NA 5 5 5 (SB)
S Splits White/pale ivory or light ash. Kernels split naturally lengthwise. NA 5 5 5(SS)
LWP Large White Pieces White/pale ivory or light ash Kernels broken into more than two pieces and not passing through 4 mesh 16 SWG sieve/4.75mm. I.S.Sieve 5 Nil 5 (SW & SP together
Remarks: Kernels shall be completely free from infestation, insect damage, mould, rancidity, adhering testa and objectionable extraneous matter. Scraped and partially shriveled kernels also permitted permitted provided such scraping/shriveling does not affect the characteristic shape of the kernel.

D - CASHEW KERNELS WHITE PIECES (Contd.)

Grade
Designation

Trade
Name

Colour
Characteristics

Count 454 gms
size description

Maximum
Moisture %

Broken
Max %

NLSG NLG
Max %

SWP

Small
white
pieces

White/pale ivory or light ash

Broken kernels smaller than those described on LWP but not passing through 6 mesh 20 SWG sieve/2.80mm I.S Sieve

5

Nil

5
(BB &
SSP
Together)

BB

Baby Bits

Do

Plemules & broken kernels smaller than those described as SWP but not passing through a 10 mesh 24 SWG Sieve/1.70 mm I.S.Sieve

5

Nil

1%
(Cashew
Powder)


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

E - CASHEW KERNELS SCORCHED PIECES

Grade Designation Trade Name Colour/
Characteristic
Count/454gms Size escription Maximum Moisture % Broken
Max %
NLSG NLG Max %
SB Scorched
Butts
Kernels broken cross wise(evenly or unev- enly & naturally attached. Kernels may be scorched/slightly darkened due to over
heating while roas- ting or drying in the drier/borma.
NA 5 5 7.5 (DB)
SS Scorched
Splits
Kernels split naturally length wise. Kernels may be scorched/slightly darkeneddue to over-heating while roastingor drying in drier/borma NA 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 not passing through a 4 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 6 mesh 20 SWG Sieve/2.80 mm I.S. Sieve4. 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 shriveled kernels also permitted provided such scraping/ shriveling does not affect the characteristic shape of the kernel.

F - CASHEW KERNELS DESSERT PIECES

Grade
Designation

Trade Name

Colour/ characteristic

Count/454gms
Size description

Maximum.
Moisture %

Broken
Max %

NLSG NLG Max %

SPS

Scorched
Pieces
Second

Kernels may be over scorched, immature, shriveled (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, deep blue, speckled, discolou- red & black spotted.

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

5

Nil

7.5 (DSP)

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

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