According to "The Association of Food Industries" (AFI), that establishes the rules and standards of cashew nuts, cashews must be sold through two criteria; Physical Features (whole or broken) and Color (white, pale ivory, dark ivory & slightly toasted).
First Quality (1a) : The kernel has a uniform color that can be white, light ivory or light grey.
Second Quality (2a) : The kernel can be ivory, light brown, light grey or dark grey.
Third Quality (3a) : The kernel can be dark ivory, dark brown, amber, light or dark blue. Also can be slightly wrinkled or stained.
Fourth Quality (4a) : The kernel can be qualified as first or second quality except it has black dots.
Single 50lb Bag (22.68kg) : Vacuum packed aluminized bag inside of a strengthened cardboard carton.
Single 25lb Bag (11.34kg) : Packed in a clear, heat-sealed plastic bag inside of a strengthened cardboard carton.