The kidney shaped edible Nuts are called kernels and are obtained from the fruit or the raw nut after removal of the outer leathery covering which surrounds it, using different processing methods – dried well, steaming, shelled, peeled, graded, roasted, quality inspection, quality control and packing. Cashew processing actually includes the various steps and the processing methodology used varies from region to region. In Brazil, mechanical processing is done, while in India, processing is highly labour oriented. Even inside India, there are differences in the processing methods used in different regions.