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Commodity Code - 42
Commodity Name - Cummin Seed(Jeera) / Cumin seeds
Commodity Scientific Name - Cuminum cyminum L
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GUJARAT CUMIN-4(GC-4), RZ-19, RZ-209, RZ-223 (UC-223)

Grades AP I AP II AP III AP IV AP V AP VI AP VII AP VIII AP IX AP X
Organic extraneous matter percent by mass (max) Inorganic extraneous matter percent by mass (max) Damaged, discoloured and shrivelled fruits (Maximum) Moisture (max) Total ash on dry basis (max) Ash insoluble in Dil. HCl , on dry basis (Maximum) Non volatile ether extract on dry weight basis, percent by mass (min) Volatile oil ml/100 gms (min) Edible seeds other than cumin seeds (Maximum) Insect damaged matter (Maximum)
Special 1 0.5 3 9 8 1 16 2.5 nil 0.2
Standard 2 1 4 10 9.5 2.5 15 1.5 nil 0.5

General Characteristics:-

  1. It shall be dried wholesome mature seeds of Cuminum cyminum L. of family Apiaceae

  2. Its flavour shall be characteristic aromatic flavor of the Cumin and free from mustiness and rancidity

  3. It shall be free any from any added colouring matter any other harmful substances

  4. It shall be free from mould growth, insects infestation, living and dead insects, insect fragments and rodent contamination

  5. It shall comply with restrictions in regard to Aflatoxins, Heavy Metals, Insecticide or Pesticide residue, naturally occurring toxic substances, Microbial load or other food safety requirements as specified in the Food Safety and Standards (Contaminants, Toxins and Residues) Regulations, 2011 and the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011 or any other Regulation notified under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 for domestic trade.

  6. It shall comply with restrictions in regard to Aflatoxins, Heavy Metals, Insecticide or Pesticide residue, naturally occurring toxic substances, Microbial load or other food safety requirements as specified by the Codex Alimentarious Commission or importing Countries requirements for exports.

Cumin shall be-

  1. Clean,wholesome, having characteristic odour and flavor, reasonably uniform in size, shape and colour characteristic to the variety.
  2. Free from obnoxious smell and fungus infestation.

Criteria for Range designation

S.no. Tradable parameters Range-1 Range-2 Range-3
A Essential
i Moisture(% by wt) Max 9.0 10.0 10.0
ii Foreign matter(% by wt) Max 2.0 3.0 5.0
iii Broken/Damaged /discoloured (% by wt) Max 3.0 4.0 5.0
B Optional (Industrial/Processors)
i Non volatile ether extract % (m/m) Not less than 8.0
ii Volatile oil % (ml/100 gm) (min.) Not less than 1.0

Sampling

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

  • 100 gm shall be drawn from each selected container and shall be mixed homogenously, called as primary sample.

  • 100 gm shall be drawn from primary sample called as Laboratory sample.

Definitions

  • 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 and discoloured seeds 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 seeds.

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

Shelf Life - 12 Months

Initial Validity of e NWR - 6 Months

Extension of e NWR Validity - 3 Months

Number of Extensions - 2x3 Months

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