Aldebaran Commodities


The cashew (or to be precise, Anacardium occidentale) is our 3rd biggest commodity as far as volume. We can provide both edible, organic and feed market with this commodity.

Cashews are rich in fiber, protein, and healthy fats. They also contain a variety of vitamins, minerals, and health-protective beneficial plant compounds. Similarly to nuts, cashews may promote weight loss, blood sugar control, and heart health.


Cashew nuts are primarily sourced from several regions around the world. Here are some of the main origins of cashew nuts: India is the largest producer and exporter of cashew nuts globally. Vietnam is the second-largest producer of cashew nuts. It has a significant cashew processing industry and exports a substantial amount of cashews worldwide. Other African countries that contribute to cashew nut production include Nigeria, Benin, Ghana, Mozambique, Ivory Coast, Guinea(-Bissau), Tanzania and Burkina Faso. Besides Africa, cashews can also be sources from Brazil, Indonesia, Cambodia and Sri Lanka.

Variaties & Counts

Cashew nuts are classified into different varieties and counts based on their size and quality.  From the WW180 (the largest size) to the WW320 (the most common and used size). From SW (scorched wholes) up to Splits and even to the BB (Baby Bits). It is important to note that these varieties and counts may vary slightly depending on regional standards, grading systems, and the specific supplier or brand. The size and count of cashew nuts play a role in determining their pricing and suitability for different applications.


Depending on the size, there is a huge purpose pool for this commodity. The WW180 is large, plump and often preferred for their size and appearance. The WW240 is versatile and commonly used in various culinary applications. The WW320 is widely used in both snacking and cooking due it’s balanced size and flavor. Smaller size WW450 is used in baking, confectionary, and a topping for salads, and other dishes. SW and Splits are often used in cooking and food processing and last but not least, the smallest size BB is perfect to use as a topping on cookies or ice cream.


Our cashews can come in cartons, small bags, big bags and even in tins. Nowadays it is also possible to receive them in vacuum conditions, creating a longer shelf life and preservation of the taste and color.


All of the origins mentioned above play a crucial role in supplying cashews to global markets, and each region may have specific characteristics, flavors, and processing techniques associated with their cashew nuts. We can even provide roasted and salted cashews, either from origin or performed here in the local market.


All cashews are being processed as per AFI standard which is globally known and accepted. A broad list of quality documents and parameters on which the cashews have been tested, is provided with each order. Making sure that our carefully selected packers only use accredited laboratories, gives us confidence in being the right partner in this business.


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