Coconut

Commodity Code - 37
Commodity Name - Coconut
Commodity Scientific Name - Cocos nucifera Linn
wheat

 

KALPA DHENU (IND 006S) (CCS-6), KALPA MITRA (IND 022S) (CCS-5), KALPA PRATIBHA (IND 0168) (CCS-4), KALPARAKSHA (CCS-7), Mahuva, Kera Bastar (IND-004S)(CCS-10), Keraleralam (IND-069)(CCS-9), Kalpa Sankara (CGD x WCT hybrid), Kalpasree (Chowghat Green Dwarf)

Grades AP I AP II
Colour Size in diameter (mm)
Extra Special brown 110 and above
Special I Brown white or II Brown white 100 and above
Standard I Brown white or II Brown white 90 and above
General mixed below 90

General Characteristics:-

  1. The coconut shall be well developed, matured and husked* (2) with or without water

  2. These shall be free from bad smell, damage and blemish due to fungus and insect infestation and dark brown colour at the top

  3. When struck at the shell with finger or metal it shall give the characters tic metallic sound without any dull note

Note:-

  1. To find out the size, the nuts should be husked and the size should be measured by passing the nuts in the iron rings made to the size required

  2. The husk not exceeding 10% of the weight of the nuts is permissible

  3. Packing under "non-specified" grade will be allowed only against a specific order from the foreing buyer indicating the quantity and quality of the produce desired

Coconut (Copra/ dried kernal of coconut)shall be

  1. intact, firm, clean, of same variety and

  2. free from visible foreign matter, abnormal external moisture, foreign smell, mold, smoke, burn

S.no. Tradable parameters Range-1 Range-2 Range-3
A Essential
i Oil Content(% by Weight) Min 60.0 58.0 55.0
ii Moisture(% by Weight) Max 7.0 7.0 7.0
iii Wrinkled kernels (% by Weight) Max 10.0 10.0 10.0
B Optional (Industrial/Processors)
i Size Diameter in (mm) 85 75 60

Sampling

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

  • 5 Nos shall be drawn from each selected container and shall be mixed homogenously, called as primary sample

  • 5 nos. shall be drawn from primary sample called as Laboratory sample

Definitions

  • Wrinkled kernels include balls that are shrunk out of normal shape or are not fully matured or developed or have a rubbery structure and uneven surface. Such kernels are often discoloured

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