Almond

Commodity Code - 325
Commodity Name - Almond (Badam) In shell
Commodity Scientific Name - Prunus dulcis
Almond

 

 

General characteristics

  1. It shall be the products obtained by drying sound, clean fruits and nuts of proper maturity.   
  2. The product shall be free from mould, living / dead insects, insect fragments and rodent contamination.
  3. The product shall be uniform in colour with a pleasant taste and flavour characteristic of the fruit/ nut free from off flavour, mustiness, rancidity and evidence of fermentation.
  4. The product shall be free from added colouring.

 

The product shall conform to the following requirements:—

 

  Sl     No.   Parameter   Limits
  (i)   Extraneous Vegetable matter   (m/m)   Not more than 1.0 percent
  (ii)   Damaged/ Discoloured units     (m/m)   Not more than  2.0  percent
  (iii)   Acidity of extracted fat expressed   as oleic Acid     

  Not more than  1.25 percent

 

 

Explanation - For the purpose of this paragraph –

  1. ‘Extraneous vegetable matter’ means stalks, pieces of shells, pits, fibre, peel;
  2. ‘Damaged or Discoloured’ means units affected by sunburn, scars mechanical injury, discolouration and insects.

 

Total Shelf Life  -  5 Months

 

Initial Validity of e NWR – 3 Months

 

Extension of e NWR Validity -  1 Months

 

Number of Extensions -  Two

 

Weight Tolerance -  Loss or gain equivalent to 70% of the decrease or increase in  the moisture content during storage