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Grenada Co-Operative Nutmeg Association

Address: Grenada
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Ranked #3 of 26 Landmarks in Grenada
Type: Historic sites, Factory tours, Sightseeing Tours, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Right in the heart of the world's "Spice Capital," the Grenada Co-Operative Nutmeg Association is...
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Type: Historic sites, Factory tours, Sightseeing Tours, Sights & Landmarks
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.
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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

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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Clackamas Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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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Bradford West Gwillimbury, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Franklin, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This was a stop on an isle of spice shore excursion while our cruise docked in Grenada. We found the guided tour very informative as it gives one the history, processing steps and uses of nutmeg and mace. The unemployment rate in Grenada is very high, but we witnessed many manual workers, mainly women who complete the process of separating,... More 

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Jonesborough, TN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

You'll never find it if you don't have someone point right at the building! We took the bus from St. Georges. Gouvaye is a small fishing town and the nutmeg processing station is in the middle of town. We arrived just as a cruise ship tour stopped out front. We joined their tour. The process is interesting and really amazing... More 

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Umberleigh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Very interesting expose of the growing of nutmegs and their conversion to commercial products for local use and export.

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kent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

My wife and I visited this nutmeg processing plant and found it really interesting. The guide showed us around and explained how the process works. The workers have a tough job for low wages but as unemployment is quite high there, I guess they are thankful to have a job. I can recommend a visit if you are interested in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This was an unusual visit, a bit like the final processing part of a tea plantation. Friendly guide - thanks Karen - and interesting to see that it is still a people based industry. With Nut-Med to buy in the shop to ease your aching joints and a restaurant just up the road that you probably won't find on Tripadvisor.

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