Fenugreek

Commodity Code - 47
Commodity Name - Fenugreek seeds /Methi Seeds
Commodity Scientific Name - Trigonella foenum-graecum L
wheat

 

PUSA EARLY BUNCHING (PEB), Sakar-sudha, PEB, FENUGREEK-07, Local, Shalimar, KASURI, CO. 1, RMT-1, HISSAR SONALI(HM-57), ML-150, GUJRAT METHI-1, CO.2 (CF-390), Hisar Mukta (HM-346), SAHAS, SAMPLE060306, SAMPLE349-6MAR06, Azad Methi-1,RMt-305(UM-305)RMT-350

Grades AP I AP II AP III AP IV AP V AP VI AP VII AP VIII AP IX
Organic extraneous matter percent by mass (max) Inorganic extraneous matter percent by mass (max) Damaged and insect bored seeds (Max) Total ash on dry basis (max) Ash insoluble in Dil. HCl , on dry basis (Max) Cold water soluble extract on dry basis (Min) Crude fibre on dry basis(max) Edible seeds other than fenugreekseeds (Max) Moisture (max)
Special 0.5 0.2 0.5 4 0.5 35 15 1 9
Standard 1.5 0.4 1 5 1.5 30 18 2 10

General Characteristics:-

  1. Fenugreek (Whole) shall be wholesome dried mature seeds of Trigonella foenum graecum L of family Fabaceae

  2. It shall have all characteristic flavour and It shall be free from mustiness, any off-flavours and rancidity

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

  4. It shall be free from mould growth, insect 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

Fenugreek 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 9.0 9.5 10.0
ii Foreign matter(% by wt) Max 0.7 1.3 1.9
iii Other edible seeds(% by wt) Max 1.0 1.5 2.0
iv Damaged/Discoloured seeds(% by wt) Max 1.0 1.5 2.0
v Weevilled seeds (% by count) Max 2 4 6
B Optional (Industrial/Processors)
i Total Ash % (m/m) (max.) 5.0 7.0
ii Acid insoluble ash % (m/m) (max.) 1.5 2.0
iii Cold water soluble extract % (m/m) (Min) 30
iv Crude Fiber % (m/m) (Max.) 15.0 18.0

Sampling

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

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

  • 100g 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

  • Weevilled grains means grains that are partially or wholly bored by insects injurious to grains but does not include germ eaten grains and egg spotted grains.

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