Cashew nut grading

grade noix de cajou

 

White wholes
W180 (super large) Between 120 and 180 kernels per lb (266-395 kernels per kg)
W210 (large) Between 200 and 210 kernels per lb (395-465  kernels per kg)
W240 Between 230 and 240 kernels per lb (485-530 kernels per kg)
W280 Between 270 and 280 kernels per lb (575-620 kernels per kg)
W320 Between 300 and 320 kernels per lb (660-706 kernels per kg)
W450 Between 400 and 450 kernels per lb (880-990 kernels per kg)
White pieces
Butts A kernel broken cleanly across the section of the nut.
Splits A kernel which has broken down the natural line of cleavage to form a cotyledon.
Pieces A kernel which has broken across the section but does not qualify for a butt and is above a specific size.
Small pieces As above but smaller.
Baby bits Very small pieces of kernel which are white in colour.
Scorched grades
Wholes Whole kernels that have been slightly scorched during the process but are otherwise sound. These are not graded according to size.
Butts Butts that have been scorched.
Splits Splits that have been scorched.
Pieces As for pieces, but which have been scorched during processing and contain all but the very small pieces.