Black Pepper

Commodity Code - 38
Commodity Name - Black Pepper
Commodity Scientific Name - Piper nigrum
Black Pepper

 

Sreekara (Black Pepper), Subhakara (Black Pepper), Panchami (Black Pepper), Pournami (Black Pepper), PLD-2 (Black Pepper), IISR-Thevam, IISR-Girimunda, IISR-Malabar Excel, IISR-Shakthi,

 

Grade designations and quality of Processed Black Pepper (Whole)

 

Grade Designat

-ion

Quality

Special Characteristics

 

Organic extrane- ous matter

%

(m/m) (Max.)

Inorganic extraneous matter,

%(m/m) (Max.)

Light berries %(m/ m) (Max.)

Pinheads & broken berries %(m/m) (Max.)

Bulk Density, g/1 (Min.)

Moisture

%(m/m) (Max.)

Total ash

%(m/m) (Max.)

Non- volatile ether extract

%(m/m).

(Min.)

Volatile oil % (ml./ 100 gm) (Min.)

Piperine content

%(m/m) (Min.)

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

(7)

(8)

(9)

(10)

(11)

Special

0.8

0.2

5.0

4.0

490

11.0

6.0

6.0

2.5

4.0

Standard

1.2

0.3

10.0

4.0

470

12.0

7.0

5.5

2.0

2.0

     

 

 

 

1. Black Pepper (Whole) shall be-
i.    clean, wholesome, reasonably uniform in size, shape and colour characteristic to the variety.
ii.    free from obnoxious smell and fungus infestation.
iii.    free from artificial color , coating of mineral oil.

 

2. Criteria for Range designation

S.No.

Tradable parameters

Range-1

Range-2

Range-3

A

Essential

i

Moisture (% by wt) Max

10.0

11.0

12.0

ii

Extraneous matter % (m/m)

Up to 1%

Up to 2%

iii

Pinheads & broken berries, %(m/m),

Up to 4.0%

Up to 6%

Up to 8%

B

Optional (Industrial/Processors)

iv

Bulk Density g/L,

490 & above

Below 490

v

Total ash %(m/m)on dry basis Max.

6.0

6.5

7.0

vi

Light berries %(m/m),

Up to 5.0

Up to 7.5

Up to 10.0

vii

Piperine content, %(m/m)

on dry basis, Min.

4.0

3.0

2.0

viii

Volatile oil, % (ml. 100 gm)

on dry basis,

Up to 2.5

Up to 2.0

Up to 1.0

ix

Non-volatile ether extract %(m/m) on dry basis,

Up to 6.0

Up to 5.5

Up to 5.0

Shelf Life - 12 Months

Initial Validity of e NWR - 6 Months

Extension of e NWR Validity - 3 Months

Number of Extensions - 02 (2X3 months)