The kidney-shaped nuts native to Brazil, are widely renowned for their rich flavor and numerous health benefits. These versatile nuts, botanically classified as seeds.

Product Information


Cashews, with their unmistakable crescent shape and rich, buttery flavor, are a global favorite which we source primarily from the lush landscapes of Tanzania and Vietnam. Unique in the nut world, cashews grow as part of the cashew apple, attached at the lower end of this exotic fruit. This positioning makes cashew cultivation a distinctive process. In both Tanzania and Vietnam, cashews are grown in coastal areas where the climate is ideal for nurturing these nuts to perfection. The harvesting of cashews is a labor-intensive task, requiring precise timing to ensure the nuts are picked at the peak of ripeness. Once harvested, cashews undergo a meticulous process of drying, shelling, and roasting, a journey that transforms them from raw nuts into the crunchy, delightful treats known worldwide. The shells of cashews contain a caustic resin, known as cashew balm, which must be carefully removed during processing, making their preparation both challenging and unique compared to other nuts.

Product Variants

Cashews from Rhumveld come from Tanzania or Vietnam and are available in organic and conventional. Cashews can be delivered as wholes, diced, sliced, in bits and pieces, or raw.

Sustainable Cashew Trail

Far away in Tanzania, Rhumveld has a sister company called Amama Farms. Fully aligned with the idea to build value chains from supply chains, this cashew trail has strong social and environmental values.

Reducing the CO2 for the transportation of cashew nuts from Tanzania

Reduction through direct shipment

Peeling and processing

Currently, 90% of all African cashews is peeled and processed in Vietnam and India. A detour which we think isn't necessary.

Processing locally

Processing locally in Tanzania not only adds local value, but saves every container about 12,000 km of shipment before reaching Europe.

Only ship what is necessary

By peeling locally, only the edible cashew nut is shipped. This direct shipment saves about 60% (!) in CO2 emissions in the cashew value chain.

CO2 reduction on site


We keep continuously training farmers in sustainable agricultural techniques.

Reusable energy

Remainder of the shell (called 'cake') is used to generate steam and electricity.


Improvement of yield and quality

Improved soil management

We help the local farmers to improve their soil, and keep it sustainable for the future.

Good storage conditions

With the help of Rhumveld, local farmers are able to store their products in better conditions to guarantee the best quality.

Long term contracts

Financial security

We provide financial security and stability.


Stimulating farmers to invest in regenerative agricultural practices

Closing the gap

Closing the living income gap with premium payments

Pile of unprocessed cashew nuts

Implementation of a traceability and training system

Digital improvements

Digital farm management system via Blockchain platform

Full traceability

Full traceability for the farmer


Smallholder Farmers

Financially included

Ensuring financial inclusion for all smallholder farmers is a critical step towards fostering sustainability.

Paid within 24 hours

Smallholder farmers are promptly remunerated within 24 hours of the cashew exchange

Educated to increase yields

Providing targeted education and training programs to smallholder farmers is a transformative approach.

Factory workers

Fair wage

Ensuring fair wages for factory workers is a step towards promoting equity in the agricultural sector.

Employee benefits

Providing comprehensive employee benefits is a key aspect of creating a supportive work environment.

Protective equipment

Ensuring the provision of adequate protective equipment is essential for safeguarding the health and safety.

Farmer holding a freshly harvested cashew

Zero cashew waste


Besides the cashew, there are various by-products which create value in origin.

Did you know?

The cashew itself grows in a cashew shell, which in turn grows on the cashew apple. Especially the cashew shell, but also the cashew apple have nutritious and/or commercial value. Which means more added value to the involved Tanzanian community.

100% Reusable

Cashew shell liquid

The cashew shell is pressed to extract cashew oil. This biocomponent can be used in various products such as waxes and coatings.

Cashew apple

The apple is edible and very nutritious. Together with various involved parties we are investigating user cases.

Cashew cake

The leftover after pressing the cashew oil is the ‘cake’, which is used as biofuel to generate steam and electricity.


The utilization of Cashews

The utilization of cashews spans a wide range of applications and purposes, showcasing the versatility and value of these delectable nuts.
Peanut butter, made with cashew nuts
Cashew butter

Cashew butter is a popular & nutritious alternative to peanut butter.

The biggest use of cashews is as a snack

The biggest use of cashews is as a snack often roasted & flavoured with a variety of spice mixes.

Cashews are commonly used in pastry

With its buttery flavor, cashews make a great ingredient for pastry.

Cashews used in a salad or ricebowl

Cashews are also very commonly used as toppings in salads or rice bowls.

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We offer a diverse range of high-quality agricultural products tailored to meet the evolving needs of their global clientele. With their extensive expertise in the agricultural industry, Rhumveld takes pride in sourcing, trading, and delivering exceptional products.