Completely Cashew, Completely Conscientious

As well as delivering the highest quality cashew snacks to you, we feel its our mission to showcase the hardwork of the people behind Cajuu, to put planet over profit, and to pay tribute to our heritage and provenance

From our farming partners in Tanzania to the individuals in the UK, there are some absolutely incredible men and women that make Cajuu what it is

Family Heritage

Our grandfather started a tailoring shop in the 1970's in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) - which continues to this day. He started to offer cashew nuts as snacks to his customers while they were getting their outfit measured.

Relationships with small scale cashew farmers grew and people started to associate the shop not only for tailoring but also for the amazing quality and size of the cashew nuts - and so the Cajuu journey began!

Ethical Sourcing

Since the 1970’s we have built successful partnerships with hundreds of small scale farmers across southern Tanzania. It is these strong bonds and connections which is key to us being able to source sustainable and quality products. We know our Tanzanian cashew farming partners personally, meaning not only do we all collectively work hard to achieve repeatedly good harvests, but also provide the farmers with as much recognition as possible. We enable them to take ownership of their farming, as they are the true heroes of this story. We provide hand tools as well as equipment to our farming partners that protect against corrosive CNSL in the shell of the cashew which can burn the skin.

Cashew cutting apparatus

This simple yet vital supply of safety equipment has made their lives better and healthier, and also enables them to deshell more cashews which in turn allows them to earn more for themselves and their families. Furthermore, we only offer a fair, transparent price with no quotas or production demands for all orders.

Single Origin and Traceability

We exclusively and directly source our cashews from the Makonde Plateau in southern Tanzania, a region which due to its environment, soil conditions and climate make for amazing quality produce - including cashew nuts! We have full visibility of the supply chain, and are able to trace each cashew nut batch not only back to the farm but also the farmers who grow, harvest and process them (see our Meet Your Farmer section).

We care deeply about our planet and everything we do from Tanzania to the UK and beyond across our supply chain ensures that we're doing the best by it

Lower Carbon Footprint

Africa exports 90% of its shelled cashews to Asia for deshelling which has a huge impact on global emissions. This is where we differ, as we deshell in Tanzania, then ship freight these cashew nuts directly to the UK. This significantly reduces our carbon footprint.

We're are constantly looking into ways to lower our carbon footprint. The largest contribution so far is transporting our cashews directly from Tanzania to the UK. We've also planted, and will continue to plant, cashew trees to offset our carbon footprint and we're in the process of calculating what our overall emissions are.

Going Carbon Negative

Our quest as a business is to continue to look at ways to reduce and even negate our carbon footprint. We are working with 3rd party organisations to survey the land in southern Tanzania, and work with our farming partners to plant cashew trees in the best possible places to ensure they grow to their full potential.

Natural, Vegan & Plastic Free

Cashew nuts are naturally loaded with vitamins and minerals, and we use only natural, vegan ingredients to ensure you get the best nutrition, and maintain clean, healthy and enjoyable cashew snacking. Our flavours also have an African direction to them to harp back to Cajuu's roots. Additionally, our packaging is 100% plastic free helping to reduce our plastic pollution. We encourage you to reuse our packaging where possible (see the Create section of our website for tips and tricks) or to dispose of the packaging correctly.

Our roots are from Tanzania and we infuse the heritage and provenance throughout the Cajuu brand, from the identity to the product range we bring to you

Makonde Plateau

We exclusively and directly source our cashews from the Makonde Plateau in southern Tanzania, a region which due to its environment, soil conditions and climate make for amazing quality produce - including cashew nuts!

Cashew Quality and Size

Our cashews are of the highest AA grade quality owing to years of excellent farming practice and care. We only use '180' size cashews (known as the 'King of Cashew' and are recognized as the largest globally) for maximum snacking experience!  Try our range and see for yourself.

UK Made and Accredited

The cashews are collected and quality checked in Tanzania, then directly ship freighted to the UK (which can take up to 6 weeks). Here, they are seasoned, roasted and packed at a SALSA accredited facility. We therefore maintain the highest levels of production and quality standards right through to you.

Seasoned roasted cashew nuts

Ever wondered who actually grew, harvested and deshelled your cashews?

Wonder no more.