Are you a fan of cashews? As we all know, not only do they taste absolutely amazing, these savory goodness also have a lot of advantages for our health. No wonder the demand for cashews in various countries is very high. The data from Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) showed that Indonesia managed to reach the 10th position of cashew (with skin) producer in 2018 with a total production of 136,402 tons. As a result, cashew has become one of the finest mainstay commodities from Indonesia!
Based on a report from antaranews.com, in 2018, the export value of Indonesian cashews reached 38.3 million US dollars. In volume, the figure reached 71,644 tons. Not only that this means almost half of the total cashew production in 2018 was channeled for export, but also proves how domestic needs have been met. Therefore, it can be said that Indonesia’s cashew nut production is experiencing a surplus.
As Indonesia’s mainstay commodity, the market of cashew has been penetrating to India, the United States, and even European countries. Meanwhile, cashew production centers in Indonesia are in the province of East Nusa Tenggara (49.9 thousand tons), Southeast Sulawesi (25.5 thousand tons), East Java 15.3 thousand tons), Central Java (10.8 thousand tons). tons) to West Nusa Tenggara Province (10.3 thousand tons). East Nusa Tenggara is the largest supplier due to its climatic and soil conditions that are very suitable for cashew tree cultivation.
One of the reasons cashews are in constant demand is because of its benefits, such as:
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