Fennel seeds

Commodity Code - 135
Commodity Name - Fennel seeds / Soanf
Commodity Scientific Name - Foeniculum vulgare Mill.
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RF-101, GUJARAT FENNEL-11(GF-11), RF-125, RF-143 (UF-143), RF-205 (UF-205)

  AP I AP II AP III AP IV AP V AP VI AP VII AP VIII AP IX AP X AP XI
Grades Organic Extraneous Matter Percent By Mass (Max) Inorganic Extraneous Matter Percent By Mass (Max) Defective Seeds Moisture (Max) Volatile Oil Ml/100 Gms (Min) Crude Fibre On Dry Basis (Max) Insect damaged matter (Max.) Total Ash On Dry Basis (Max) Ash Insoluble In Dil. Hcl , On Dry Basis (Maximum) Edible Seeds Other Than Fennel Seeds (Maximum)
Broken damaged seeds (Maximum) Immature, shriveled, discoloured blackened seeds(Maximum)
Special 1 0.1 1 1 10 1.75 11 0.2 8 1 Absent
Standard 1.5 0.4 2 3 12 1 15 0.5 10 2 Absent

General Characteristics:-

  1. Fennel seeds shall be wholesome dried fruits of Foeniculum vulgare P Miller.Var. Vulgare. of family Umbelliferae.

  2. It shall have all characteristic odour and a pleasant aromatic flavour characteristic of the Fennel

  3. It shall be free from mustiness ,rancidity and other foreign flavour

  4. It shall be free from added colouring matter and any other harmful substance

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

  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 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.

  7. 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.

Fennel Seed shall be

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

  2. Free from obnoxious smell and fungus infestation

S.no. Tradable parameters Range-1 Range-2 Range-3
A Essential
i Moisture(% by wt) Max 10.0 11.0 12.0
ii Foreign matter(% by wt) Max 1.5 3.5 4.5
iii Other edible seeds(% by wt) Max 1.0 1.5 2.0
iv Damaged/Broken seeds(% by wt) Max 1.5 3.0 4.0
v Immature/ Shriveled/discoloured/ blackened seeds (% by count) Max 2.5 4.0 6.0
B Optional (Industrial/Processors)
i Volatile Oil % (ml/100gm) 2.0 1.5 1.0
i Crude Fiber (% by weight) 11 13 15

Sampling

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

  • 100g Nos 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

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.

  • Other Edible Grains” means any edible grains (including oil seeds) other than the one which is under consideration

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

  • Discoloured seeds mean seeds or pieces of seeds that have changed colour as a result of deteriorative changes.

  • Immature grains means kernels or pieces of kernels that are not fully developed.

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