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Commodity Code - 106
Commodity Name - Nutmeg
Commodity Scientific Name - Myristica fragrans




Grade designation

Moisture Percent By Mass ( Max)

Insect Damaged And Broken Kernel Percent By Mass

Volatile Oil Ml/100 Gms (Min)




6 .0


Nutmeg (Jaiphal) whole shall :-


(a) be the dried kernel of ripe fruit of nutmeg tree. Myristica fragrans Houttuyn;

(b) be spherical or slightly ovoid in shape with greyish brown colour and hard surface marked with numerous braided furrows;

(c) have characteristic and aromatic odour and acrid, warm, slightly bitter taste;

(d) be free from rancidity, off-flavour, musty odour, mould growth, insect infestation and rodent contamination;

(e) be free from extraneous matter and added colouring matter;

(f) comply with the restrictions in regard to aflatoxin content, metallic contaminants and insecticide residues as prescribed under the Prevention of Food Adulteration Rules, 1955.



Shelf Life - 12 Months

Initial Validity of e NWR - 6 Months

Extension of e NWR Validity - 2X3 Months

Number of Extensions -