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How India became second largest producer of cashews after Ivory coast?

How India became second largest producer of cashews after Ivory coast?

Know More About Cashew

There is a huge demand and consumption of the most loved nuts of all- cashews! Globally, it is popular and all the more required on an everyday basis, owing to it’s rich and buttery taste, awesome soothing edgy crunch and the numerous health benefits and potential goodness of nature that it offers, heartily. With the growing health consciousness and self awareness about the rising diseases and many more complicated circumstances every now and then, healthy snacking and nut consumption has seen an immense increase. And cashews like always, remains one of everyone’s favorite. Be it parties or celebrations, a touch of cashews is all the more necessary and craved for.
India is one of the world’s largest cashew processor and producer. However a large production share gets consumed in the local demand for Best Quality Cashews. Moreover, it is attempting to raise up the domestic processing even more. Maharashtra, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh are among the top cashew nuts producing states in India. And interestingly, India is the second largest cashew producer of cashews after Ivory Coast, Africa. While looking at the global picture, Africa is the world’s most largest cashew nuts producer, since in regions like Ivory Coast,  80-85% of tree nuts, are cashews.
Raw Cashew Nuts cultivation in India is carried out in coastal states, and the area under cashew nuts cultivation is constantly increasing it’s acreage. Admirably, nearly 70-75% of cashew nuts cultivation in India is done by small and marginal farmers. Being one if the major producer, processor and consumed if cashew nuts, the demand for cashews in India is quite overwhelming, which often leads it to import these loved cashew nuts from other countries such as Africa.

The Second Largest Country for Cashew

Being a marketable commodity and a most researched one too, Premium Quality Cashew  nuts are demanded widely and are being increasingly processed and produced, with vivacity to meet the consumers' requirements. Though the country’s cashew groves are world’s second largest, there is still a strong need to establish a goal aiming to provide and implement strategic planning and ways to enhance the overall cashew import, and be self reliant enough, despite being the second largest!

One of the key factors responsible for this favorable expansion of cashew industry, making India the world’s second largest producer, is the nut's stable price in the international market, as compared to the others. Even nutritionally, cashews outstand many tree crops, when comes to it’s health boosting properties and many beneficial effects. Rich in unsaturated fatty acids and with high proteins, these cashews are known and proved to help in lowering and maintaining cholesterol levels in the body. They are gaining prominent importance and value owing to the expanding health conscious population. The existing development structure and more to come, have proven and will do so in future, to be extremely helpful for the cashew industry to grow and outnumber all the leading nations, making India climb to the top.

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