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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 galore!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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Newton, Massachusetts
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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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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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Bradford West Gwillimbury, Canada
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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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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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