General Info

Achal Cashews

Organic

ORGANIC CASHEWS 

ACHAL manages an Organic Small Holders Project in Goa and Maharashtra as per EEC 2092/91 (EEC Regulation) NPOP (Indian regulation) and NOP (USDA regulation). This enables it to offer Organic cashews to the export and Indian markets. It already has a regular export market and is now offering Organic Cashews to the Indian Consumer.

WHAT IS ORGANIC?

Organic is a “legal” term in Europe.  The use of word “Organic” on a label is allowed only to producers and manufacturers who conform to the regulations prescribed under Organic Standards for production, manufacture, labeling and sale.  In India, there is an established National Programme on Organic Production. It prescribes conditions for approval and sale of Organic produce.

For more details on Organic Standards visit www.ifoam.org, www.apeda.com, www.iccoa.org

CERTIFICATION  

  • Achal is certified for Organic Production by renowned agency IMO of Switzerland.
  • This certification authorizes Achal to label organic produce as “Certified Organic”

ORGANIC PRODUCTION

Organic production of raw cashews comes from Achal’s 1795 farmers’ 4425.73 hectare land and in conversion 1201 farmers with organically cultivated land holding of 4380.72 hectare farmers under management of Achal.

 

MANUFACTURING STANDARDS

Achal follows high standards in manufacturing under a Food Safety Management System. Methods are followed that ensure high Quality and taste for consumer.

NUTRITION INFORMATION

Cashew has abundant nutrition. This makes Organic cashews delectable, aesthetic as well as good for health.

Nutrient Values for 100g of Cashew nuts

Water

2.4%

Protein

20.5%

Fat

50.9%

Carbohydrate

18.7%

Energy

611 kcals

Inorganic Composition for 100g of Cashew nuts

Sodium

290mg

Potassium

730mg

Calcium

35mg

Magnesium

250mg

Phosphorous

510mg

Iron

6.2mg

Copper

2.04mg

Zinc

5.7mg

Chloride

490mg

Manganese

1.8mg

Selenium (Micrograms)

34

Arginine

650

Histidine

130

Lysine

290

Tryptophan

110

Fatty Acid for 100g of Cashew nuts

Saturated Fatty acids

10.1

Monounsaturated Fatty Acids

29.4

Polyunsaturated Acids

9.1

Vitamin Contents

Retinol

6.0 (I.U)

Carotene

6.0

Vit. E

1.30

Thiamine

0.41

Riboflavine

0.16

Niacin

1.30

Trypt / 60

5.20

Folate

68.0

Pantithenate

1.08

Biotin

13.0

Phenylalanine

270

Menthionine

90

Threonine

200

Leuine

510

 

PACKING

Achal has invested in equipments and systems that enable packaging produce to customer

satisfaction. 

The packing medium is pouches made from multi-layer plastic films. 

QUALITY FSMS 

Achal has been awarded ISO 22000 Certification by renowned certifying agency DNV Netherlands.

GRADES OF CASHEWS

Cashew Kernels are graded as per Industry standards and customer requirement.

In Organic Cashews, grades are tailor-made to suit the requirements of consumers in that segment.

PERIODIC TESTS

Achal’s production under-goes periodic tests for residues. Tests reveal NIL residues.

However, the certification is not merely to check residue. 

Achal has a well established Internal Control System under IFOAM standards too to manage the small holder project.

ACHAL’s SOCIAL ACTION

Achal is practicing fair trade standards. It trains and supports programmes for the farmers and employees.

 

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