Post by Ismail AbdulAzeez on Jul 9, 2019 20:23:59 GMT 1
Huge potentials for cashew export exist as the crop and the nuts are becoming popular overseas. The country is blessed with several plantations of the cashew. The above development indicates massive opportunities for you in exporting cashew abroad for impressive income.
The cashew nut, often simply called a cashew, is widely consumed. It is eaten on its own, used in recipes, or processed into cashew cheese or cashew butter.
The shell of the cashew seed yields derivatives that can be used in many applications including lubricants, waterproofing, paints, and arms production.
The cashew apple is a light reddish to yellow fruit, whose pulp can be processed into a sweet, astringent fruit drink or distilled into liquor.
Product Specification for Cashew Export
Cashews are known to be difficult to handle, due to their relatively short shelf life and delicateness. The fruit bruises easily, so the fruit should be handled in conditions that are able to withstand transport in order for produce to arrive in satisfactory condition at their destination.
Cashew's storage temperature should be maintained at 10 degrees Celsius to prevent over-ripening due to heat and decay due to cold temperatures. When exporting the fruit, you must ensure the fruits are:
Whole and sound - firm and fresh in appearance.
Clean - practically free of any visible foreign matter.
Free of damage caused by pests that may affect the general appearance of the fruit.
Free of any foreign smell and/or taste.
Free of abnormal external moisture.
Proper labelling: Consumer package labelling must be in accordance with the rules and regulations that apply in the European market. Labels must contain adequate information like, the name of the product, shelf life, etc. Labels, usually are not allowed to contain any toxic ink or glue.
Good Packaging: Package must ensure proper protection for the produce. The packaging should be new, clean and of sufficient quality to prevent damage to the product.
European Market Opportunities for Exporters
Many European countries import large quantities of cashew. These countries should be your target. You can penetrate these European markets for your export sales by trying to establish contacts there.
You can do this by aggressive online marketing, showcasing your fresh market produce or by affiliation with renowned export consultants.