Dry Salted - Mostly Indian. Usually well packed and prepared for shipment in press packed bales. Most likely cause of damage is from external wetting. May become mildewed internally if packed slightly damp under wet conditions.
Shade Dried - East and West African, etc. Usually well dried and prepared for shipment. Liable to heavy damage from wetting. Slight wetting may cause considerable mildew. Mildew may also result from damp packing. Liable to worm damage.
Wet Salted - Mostly Indian. Packed in casks. Are liable to heavy damage from exposure to heat and heating. Similar troubles arise from improper salting before packing.
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