Nutmeg

Nutmeg is the seed of Myristica fragrance, an evergreen tree that grows up to 60 feet tall. Interestingly, the tree produces both Nutmeg and mace. This is the only tropical fruit that is the source of two different spices. The mature dried seeds of Myristica fragrance are exported both Shelled and unshelled.

The sweet but slightly bitter flavor of Nutmeg adds character to vegetables. Several other commercial products are also produced from the tree, including Essential Oils, Extracted Oleoresins, and Nutmeg Butter.

Grades:-

  1. With Shell
  2. Without Shell

Specifications:-

 

Requirements

                                  Types and Grades

Type 1 (Unshelled)

 Type 2 (Shelled)

Grade1 Grade2

Standard Quality

Large

Medium

Small

No:of Nuts per Kg    160MAX    161 TO 260  220 Max 221 to 275  276 min
Extraneous Matter % By Mass, Max.    1    1     1    1    1
Nuts with Rattling Sound % By Count, Min    80    70    Not Applicable
Empty Shells & Dust of Nutmeg % By Mass, Max    0.5    0.5    Not Allowed

As Per Sri Lankan Standard Test Methods for Spices & Condiments.

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