Cashew nuts from Tanzania
Tanzania is the eighth largest producer of cashews worldwide. However 90% of all in-shell cashews are transported to Asia for further cracking and sorting. Not our cashew nuts. Our nuts are a 100% Tanzanian. They are entirely harvested and processed there. Cracking and sorting the cashews in Tanzania is not only better for the environment, but also contributes to the employment of local Tanzanians. The cashew nuts in-shell are collected and transported to the local factory and there the shell is removed with heat and sorted based on their size. All the nuts are sorted manually and that is pretty unique.
The apple and the nut
The cashew tree grows best in a tropical climate. Because of its closeness to the equator, Tanzania has a perfect climate to grow cashew trees. In Vietnam and India cashew nuts are harvested from January till May. The Tanzanian cashews are harvested from October till December. Cashew nuts grow under the cashew apple. So one apple equals one nut. The cashew apple can also be consumed, but only locally because of the short self-life.
Source of minerals
Cashew nuts are an excellent source for antioxidants. Eating 18 cashew nuts a day already provides you with the recommended daily consumption of antioxidants. Antioxidants are essential for preventing any damage to your cells. Cashews are also a great source of minerals such as magnesium, copper and zinc. And they are a natural source of plant protein.