Fenugreek - WDRA
Commodity Code - 47
Commodity Name - Fenugreek seeds /Methi Seeds
Commodity Scientific Name - Trigonella foenum-graecum L
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
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|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)|
Fenugreek (Whole) shall be wholesome dried mature seeds of Trigonella foenum graecum L of family Fabaceae
It shall have all characteristic flavour and It shall be free from mustiness, any off-flavours and rancidity
It shall be free from any added colouring matter and any other harmful substance
It shall be free from mould growth, insect infestation, living and dead insects, insect fragments and rodent contamination
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.
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
clean, wholesome, reasonably uniform in size, shape and colour characteristic to the variety
free from obnoxious smell and fungus infestation.
|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|
|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|
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.
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