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Address: Grenada
Description: Right in the heart of the world's "Spice Capital," the Grenada...
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.
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Nutmeg processing - Grenville site

Our taxi driver took us to the Grenville nutmeg processing facilities. For a small fee we were shown around the facility and told about how the 2004 hurricane had destroyed the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Maraval, Trinidad
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Maraval, Trinidad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Our taxi driver took us to the Grenville nutmeg processing facilities. For a small fee we were shown around the facility and told about how the 2004 hurricane had destroyed the industry but how they were making a comeback. Most of the machinery looked very old and hugely labour intensive, I wonder how they compete in the world market! Nice... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Visited as part of island whole day tour and found it informative both in the process and its co-operative nature. Saw the process and noted the many workers involved. The upstairs drying racks are impressive; downstairs there are some interesting old posters and plaques one of which advises the workers to bring God's peace inside and to leave the Devil... More 

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Hudson, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This was part of a cruise tour and was probably an hour drive from the port at St Georges. The location is right in the middle of a small town with narrow streets, directly on the water. All of the local nutmeg growers bring their harvest to this location to be processed. We were able to see the entire process,... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

From the outside you can't imagine the rows and rows of racks of nutmegs that would be drying inside. Truly an amazing site for the eyes! The tour only takes about 20 minutes but it is a joy to see the whole process. You will need to climb stairs to see all the nutmegs drying so if you are non... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Volunteering in Grenada sometimes leaves me frustrated that visitors don't get to see the "real" Grenada. While my mother was visiting we all went to the Nutmeg Association in Gouyave. I loved it. You got to see people working and to really see how hard the work is. The process of drying and sorting the nutmeg was really interesting. I... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Grenada Co-Operative Nutmeg Association provides a glimpse of how factories operated in the past. This factory is all hand labor with little to none machines. It's quite the scene watching the employees work tirelessly processing nutmeg. Great educationally experience, worth the visit if you want to learn all about nutmeg.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Actual working nutmeg processing plant. Quite old. Racks of nutmegs drying that are hand raked. Nutmegs (smaller than a walnut) are hand sorted by women sitting alone at a table. Then the nutmeg are dried, mechanically cracked then the shell and meat are hand sorted by people who are paid by the pound. Interesting, informative, glad it isn't my job.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

After Hurricane Ivan in 2004, two of the three Nutmeg processing plants were wiped out. This is the last large scale processing plant left on the island. You are allowed to tour the facility with a guide, and will experience this industry that has not changed much at all over the last few hundred years.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

There are limited things to go in Grenada so this is one of the more interesting things to see since the island is known for spices. Short tour, VERY inexpensive, nice folks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Learnt quite a lot on the short tour provided as to the process of nutmeg processing. Tour of the facility was a part of a larger tour of the island and this was definitely one of the more educational stops.

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