Cashew nuts are very popular nuts in the world. However, their prices are often than expensive than other nuts. Why Are Cashew Nuts So Expensive?

Not Many Countries Can Grow Cashew

The cashew tree is very sensitive to climate.  They are genuinely tropical, countries grow cashew trees like Việt Nam, Ấn Độ, Bờ Biển Ngà, Benin, Guinea-Bisseau, Cape Verde, Tanzania, Mozambique, Indonesia và Brazil.. Because Not many countries have a climate suitable for growing cashew that is the reason to makes cashews rare and highly valuable to consumers.

List of the country that can grow cashew trees:

  • Việt Nam
  • Ấn Độ
  • Bờ Biển Ngà
  • Benin
  • Guinea-Bisseau
  • Cape Verde
  • Tanzania
  • Mozambique
  • Indonesia
  • Brazil
  • ……

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Processing Raw Cashew Nut Is Quite Difficult

The raw cashew nut (known as RCN) is covered by a shell that contains toxic oils, such as anacardic acid. This is the same acid found in poison ivy. The oil is very toxic, it’s can burn the skin if we touch them and they are very dangerous if you eat them by mistake. Roasting cashews can destroy the toxins. And after removing the toxins, the RCN must go through many other processing processes to RCN into cashew nut kernel. Finally, cashew nut kernels must be sorted and graded. This whole process is laborious, which helps partly explain why cashews are so expensive.

The cashew apples contain: 90 % is the fruit, 10 % is the raw cashew nut.

The cashew apples contain: 90 % is the fruit, 10 % is the raw cashew nut.

Therefore, cashew nut processing companies ensure that each worker has the necessary protective equipment to process cashews to minimizing the risk of injury. Other countries minimize or ignore protective equipment for their workers, which helps them save a lot of money and helping to reduce product prices, but But this act was condemned by the international community.

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Supply and Demand Effect the Price of Cashews

In the years 2019 to 2021, cashew nut companies report a relative crop, which is the number of cashew nuts available on average. Complicating matters is that in 2021 there will be an increasing demand for cashew nuts, along with a combination of stable supply and high demand that has caused cashew prices to increase slightly. Cashew nut demand is predicted to increase by 10 – 30% of the world cashew nut market in the next 10 years. One of the reasons why cashews are so popular around the world is their high nutritional value. Many studies praise cashews for their effects, including lowering harmful cholesterol, boosting the immune system, and strengthening muscles and nerves. The health benefits of cashews make them a popular snack.

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