A rare sight ... orange bright fresh raw cashew nuts A rare sight ... orange bright fresh raw cashew nuts
12 Oct 2012

Bright orange juicy raw cashew nuts! I came across these while exploring Angkor. They were sold on the path to one of the temples.

Cambodia do not have processing plants for cashew nuts. The majority of its produce were exported raw to Vietnam, one of the world's biggest cashew processors and exporters. As such, the country do not reap the value-added chain of the high-end nut. The main deterrent to opening processing plants in Cambodia is the staggering energy costs, which remain significantly higher than its neighbouring countries. Farmers who once dedicated their fields to cashews have shifted to other crops that fetch better prices.

Hello... I Am Josh

A Travel Writer & Photographer from South East Asia

A little about me

Josh For some, it's shopping therapy. Others, movie therapy. Yet more, reading therapy. For me, it's writing therapy.
Why writing? When I travel, I enjoy first-hand the experience like in shopping therapy. But when I write about my travels, I live vicariously the experience again, as if like a movie sequel (or more like GroundHog Day, except that this is fun!). Yes, writing evokes the memories, the fun and the not-so-fun but all-in-all it gives the satisfaction of reliving the sense of place once more.
With images, it enhances the experience down one's travel memory lane. With this in mind, I hope to share my travel stories in words and images with you. For your escape therapy! More...

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