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“Gouyave and Grenada Nutmeg Station”

Grenada Co-Operative Nutmeg Association
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Owner description: Right in the heart of the world's "Spice Capital," the Grenada Co-Operative Nutmeg Association is one of the largest nutmeg production plants in the Caribbean.
Reviewed 3 November 2014

There’s nothing like the real thing! The nutmeg you buy in shops has invariably lost its strong, fresh aroma. Grenada is famous for its spices, in particular nutmeg, which is exported around the world. The biggest nutmeg receiving and processing station in Grenada is in Gouyave, a bustling fishing village on the west coast; a great day out. The station offers daily tours where visitors can see the various stages of nutmeg processing. The smell is so intoxicating you won't want to leave! The town's name originates from the many guava trees growing in the area. You can also buy nutmeg shells by the sack; no good for travelers, but great for locals who spread them on their gardens to keep down the weeds.

Along the road is the Fish Market where you can buy all kinds of fresh tropical fish. There are several attractions in the area, Grand Etang Lake, Annandale Falls. Just surf the web for Grenada.

If you go on a Friday afternoon, you can stay on for ‘Fish Friday’ in the evening, a once weekly venue of colourful street stalls selling all kinds of food and drink - not to be missed.There are tables and benches, music and drummers, with a lively traditional atmosphere.

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Reviewed 27 October 2014

We went to the Nutmeg Association whilst doing a tour of Grenada. What a totally fantastic experience it was. We would never have believed how the nutmeg was processed if we hadn't have seen it. The tour guide who took us round gave us a in depth knowledge of the full process. If you get the chance to go and take the tour I would most definitely recommend it.

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Reviewed 17 October 2014

We visited the nutmeg proceeding plant in Gouyav, and it turned out to be one of the most interesting, informative and direct tours we participated in in Grenada.
The tour is very cheap, and not very long (but you have plenty of time to ask as many questions as you like and take as many photos). The tour lets you understand hands-on the various phases of nutmeg processing, which so central to Grenada. All of the job is carried out by local people, with almost no machines involved. Apart from understanding better this industry, you get a real feeling you help the community and that you money is directly helping the locals. Don't miss it!

Thank Yochai B
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Reviewed 10 September 2014

Frank, our guide introduced himself and took us through the process, from taking receipt of the goods from the farmers, through the quality process and onto drying, washing the product, grinding (where applicable) to shelling, bagging and dispatch.

There is so much goes into this you take for granted the product we receive as the consumer. I will never look at Nutmeg and Mace in the same light again. I also learned that you can get 2 spices from the same plant with Mace being the outer skin and the nutmeg shell inside.

Frank was a very informative tour guide and this place is worth a visit especially if you are a foodie!

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Reviewed 4 September 2014

We have toured the nutmeg facilities in both Gouyave and Grenville. It was interesting to see how the nutmeg is processed. The tour guides are knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Unfortunately, for the Grenville tour there wasn't much nutmeg being processed and not too many nutmegs (we heard that Gouyave had similar inactivity on the same day but there was a lot going on and lots of nutmegs when we visited a month ago).

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