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Botanical Name: Aframomum melegueta
Plant Part Used: Seed
Processing Method: Extraction
Also known as melegueta pepper, alligator pepper, Guinea grains, and ossame, Grains of Paradise belongs to the family of Zingiberaceae. These seeds are spicy and bitter in taste. They are also used to make essential oils that are a good source of gingerol, paradol, and shagaol. Grains of Paradise is also a good source of antioxidants and has many health benefits.
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The biological source of Grains of Paradise is Aframomum melegueta.
|Mesh size||90% Passes through #80 mesh||USP<786>|
|Loss on drying||NMT 5.0% w/w||USP<731>|
|Identification||Identical to R.S. sample||TLC|
|Residual Pesticides||Meet USP requirement||USP<561>|
|Total Heavy Metals||NMT 10 ppm||USP<231>|
|Lead||NMT 2 ppm||USP<232>|
|Arsenic||NMT 2 ppm||USP<232>|
|Mercury||NMT 0.5 ppm||USP<232>|
|Cadmium||NMT 0.5 ppm||USP<232>|
|Total Plate Count||NMT 10,000 cfu/g||USP<61>|
|Yeast & Mold||NMT 1000 cfu/g||USP<61>|
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