Current price for the Tanzanian origin W320 is around $5/lb in India. Indian buyers fix the price according to the taste and quality. But this is not the highest price!
HIGHEST PRICE IS FOR THE UNBOILED PROCESSING SYSTEM AS BOILING ALWAYS REDUCES THE TASTE. THIS SYSTEM IS KNOWN AS HAND PROCESSING OR NATURAL PROCESSING. USUALLY, TENDER NUTS ARE SELECTED FOR HAND PROCESSING DURING THE CASHEW SEASON. BUT EXPERTS CAN USE ANY AVAILABLE RAW CASHEW FOR THE NATURAL HOME PROCESS. THEY SELL THIS KIND OF CASHEW KERNEL AROUND $10/LB WITHOUT PEELING OR AROUND $12/LB AFTER PEELING BUT WITHOUT GRADING.
ONLY LESS THAN 10% KNOW THE PHENOMINAL TASTE OF NATURAL CASHEWS.