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Castor Seed

Commodity Code - 123
Commodity Name - Castor Seed
Commodity Scientific Name - Ricinus communis (L)


GOUCHO, H.C.-4, HC-2, HC-3, HC-5, KRANTI, EB-16A, Co.1, DCH-32 DCS-5R, DCH-32 LRES-17A, DCH-32 LRES-17B, EB-31, GANGAPURI, Gauch-4 (GCH-4) 48-1R, Gauch-4 (GCH-4) VP-1A, Gauch-4 (GCH-4) VP-1B, Gauch-5 (GCH-5) GeetaA, Gauch-5 (GCH-5) GeetaB, Gauch-5 (GCH-5) SH-72R, H.C.-1, HC-6, HC-7, HC-8, KRG-1, SA.-1, TMV-1, TMV-2, TMV-3, MC-1, ROSY, EB-16, EB-9, S-20, PCS-262, PVT HYBRIDS, B - 1, KOPARGAON-3, TMV-8, PB.NO.1, SA-2, PUNJAB NO.1, TG-1, JYOTI, R.S.-1, TMV-7, ARUNA, GAUC-1 (VHB-44), GCH-3 (JHB-67), MH-1, BHAGYA, SOUBHAGYA, CH-1, GIRIJA (S-248-2), TARAI-4, TYPE-3, KALPI-6, TYPE-28, KISAN, RC-8, JUNAGADH-1, TMV-4, VIJAPUR INBRED-9, JAWAN (OG-71-3), TMV-5, GCH-2 J135-M (GUJARAT CASTOR HYBRID-2), GCH-2 VP1-F (GUJARAT CASTOR HYBRID-2), GCH-2 (GUJARAT CASTOR HYBRID-2), GCH-4, GCH-4 (48-1 (M)), GCH-4 (VP-1 (F)), AKC-1, JYOTI (REC-9), GUJARAT CASTOR-2, GCH-5 (SHB-145), TMV-6, DEEPTI (DCH-32), KRANTI (PCS-4), GCH - 6 ( JHB - 665 ) (JI-96), GCH - 6 ( JHB - 665 ) (JP-65), GCH-6 (JHB-665), TMVCH-1, DEEPAK (DCH-177), DEEPAK (DCH-177)(DCS-9), DEEPAK (DCH-177)(DPC-9), RHC-1, Haritha (PCS-124), Kiran (PCS-136), DCH-519, DCH-519 (DCS-78), DCH-519 (M-574), SAGAR SHAKTI, GCH-7 (F), GCH-7 (M), JWALA(48-1), GCH-7, VRCH-1, K-8501, (Chandra Prabha), DCS-107, DSP 222 (DSP 222), JI-273 (GC3), Gujarat Castor hybrid-9 (GCH-9), Gujarat Anand Castor 11 (GAC 11), ICH-66, JAWAHAR CASTOR-24 (JC-24), JAWAHAR CASTOR-4 (JC-4), Castor variety YTP 1 YRCS 1205

Extraneous matter Damage, discoloured seeds, percent by mass (max.) Immature and shrivelled, percent by mass (max.) Broken seed, percent by mass (max.) Moisture content, percent by mass (max.) Oil content, percent by mass (min.) Acid value of the extracted oil, percent by mass (max.)
Organic percent by mass (max.) Inorganic percent by mass (max.)
Special 0.5 nil 3.0 1.0 0.5 5.0 48.0 3.0
Standard 1.0 0.5 5.0 3.0 1.5 6.0 45.0 5.0
General 2.5 1.5 7.0 6.0 3.0 7.0 40.0 8.0

General Characteristics:-

Castor Seeds shall be

  1. Mature, clean and dried seeds

  2. Wholesome

  3. Uniform in size, shape and colour

  4. Free from living and dead insects, insect fragments

  5. Free from fungus, moulds and mites

  6. Free from added colouring matter or artificial colouring matter

  7. Free from rodent hair and excreta; (h) Free from admixture of any other seed

  8. Free from rancidity and mustiness and the seed shall not emit foul odour or found deformed due to moist condition

Castor Seed shall be

  1. Clean, wholesome, reasonably uniform in size, shape and colour characteristic to the variety

  2. Free from abnormal flavours, obnoxious smell and fungus infestation Tradable parameters Range-1 Range-2 Range-3
A Essential
i Oil Content(% by wt) Min 47.0 45.0 40.0
ii Foreign matter(% by wt) Max 1.5 2.5 3.5
iii Damaged and discoloured seeds(% by wt) Max 4.0 6.0 7.0
iv Broken Seeds (% by wt) Max 1.0 2.0 3.0
v Moisture(% by wt) Max 5.0 6.0 7.0
B Optional (Industrial/Processors)
i Admixture Not more than 2 percent by weight
ii Fotri (Husk) Not more than 5 percent by weight


  • 5 % or minimum one container shall be randomly selected for sampling

  • 250 gm whichever is applicable shall be drawn from each selected container and shall be mixed homogenously, called as primary sample.

  • 250 gm shall be drawn from primary sample called as Laboratory sample


  • Foreign matter: includes husk, straws, weed seeds, other inedible grains, metallic pieces, sand, gravel, dirt, pebbles, stones, lumps of earth, clay, mud and animal filth etc.

  • Damaged/Discoloured Grains means grains that are sprouted or internally damaged as a result of heat, microbe, moisture or weather and mechanical injury.

  • Broken seeds are pieces of sound kernels that are less than three fourths of the size of full kernels.

Optional parameters are voluntary and may be analyzed as per buyer-seller agreement.

Total Shelf Life - 12 Months

Initial Validity of e NWR - 6 Months

Extension of e NWR Validity - 3 Months

Number of Extensions - 2*3 Months

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