Neem Seed/Neem Kernels

Commodity Code - 923
Commodity Name - Neem Seed/Neem Kernels
Commodity scientific Name - Azadirachta indica

 

General Characteristics

 

The material shall be obtained from seeds of fruit borne on the neem trees Azadirachta indica. The material shall be clean.

 

Requirements for Neem kernel oil and Depulped Neem seed oil

 

S. No. Characteristic Requirements METHOD OF TEST, REF TO CLNO.IN IS : 3579-1966*
Neem Kernels Depulped Seeds
1. Damaged and weevilled, percent by mass, Max 3 3 4
2. Slightly damaged, percent by mass, Max 8 8
3. Shrivelled and immature, percent by mass, Max 5 5
4. Split and broken, percent by mass, Max 5 2
5. Impurities, percent by mass, Max 4 6
6. Total of (i) to (v), Max 16 18 -
7. Moisture content, percent by mass, Max 8 8 5.1
8. Oil content, percent by mass, Max 45 22 5.2
9. Acid value of extracted oil, Max 10 12 5.3

 

*Methods of sampling and test for oils and fats: Part I Methods of sampling, physical and chemical tests ( revised ) •

 

Shelf Life 6 Months
Initial Validity of e NWR 3 Months
Extension of e NWR Validity 03 Months
Number of Extensions 02 (2X3 months)
Weight Tolerance NA