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Spargatoarele de nuci

Moo, 38 de ani e una dintre cele 48 de femei robot care lucreaza pana la 10 ore pe zi, 7 zile pe saptamana, spargand mecanic nuci caju (foto) la o fabrica de profil din Puket, in sudul Thailandei

Cat miez aduna intr-o ora: aproximativ 1 kg pentru care primeste 10 baht. Miezul care nu este scos intreg nu e platit.

Ce se intampla cand nu poate lucra: nu primeste bani.

Care e recordul de castig intr-o luna: 100 de dolari.

Cat de mare e statia de lucru: mai putin de un metru patrat.

Cand se culeg nucile caju: in lunile martie-aprilie.

Cum se prelucreaza miezul: Procesul tehnologic presupune 6 etape – fierberea nucilor, spargerea lor, prajirea miezului, indepartarea manuala a pielitei de pe fiecare miez copt, coacere din nou cu diferite arome.

Text: Catalin Gruia

Foto: Bogdan Croitoru

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The Nutcrackers

Moo, 38, is one of the 48 robot-like women working up to 10 hours a day, 7 days a week, mechanically cracking cashew nuts (photo) in a factory in Puket, in southern Thailand.

How much kernel can they gather per hour: approximately 1 kilogram, receiving in return 10 baht (25 cents). Any piece of kernel that is not extracted wholly from the nutshell is not paid.

What happens when she cannot work: she doesn’t get any money.

What is her highest possible monthly revenue: 100$

How big is her workstation:smaller than 1 square meter.

When are the cashew nuts harvested: in the months of March and April.

How is the kernel processed: The technological process includes 5 stages – boiling the nuts, cracking their shell, baking the kernel, hand-peeling every piece of baked kernel, and then baking the kernel once again, with various flavors.

Text: Catalin Gruia

Photo: Bogdan Croitoru

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