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Grenada Co-Operative Nutmeg Association

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Right in the heart of the world's "Spice Capital," the...

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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I will never look at nutmeg in the same way again

This is an amazing insight into how the sorting and preparation of nutmeg is carried out in Grenada. The majority of the work is carried out by hand with very little in the way of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing insight into how the sorting and preparation of nutmeg is carried out in Grenada. The majority of the work is carried out by hand with very little in the way of mechanical assistance. This really makes you realise how hard the individuals work, it also shows how little the margin is on the nutmeg. Do this... More 

Thank MariaLeese
Workington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you visit the island, this place must be on the top of places to visit. You get to see the whole process of nutmeg production. It is however heart breaking to see what the women workers go through to produce the nutmegs for export all over the world, and how little they earn... If you take photos of the... More 

Thank alisdair t
Cornish, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Again, didn't have the easiest time finding this place although it's right on the main road. I'm sure if you're with a tour group, that's not an issue. The tour doesn't take long, but it's very informative and amazing to see the process. There's a small gift shop as well.

Thank Liz-Karl
Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

This place is cool. They show you how the nutmeg nut is pretty much picked and processed from A to Z. The excursion does not take very long... about 30 mins max. They sell nutmeg there at a decent price. This excursion is fun, but nothing wow. I would recommend it though because Grenada is the second biggest producer of... More 

Thank Karina F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We arrived after hours, but Thomas was nice enough to give us a tour anyway. It was neat to learn about the harvest, drying, sorting, shelling, and grading of nutmeg. It's a working facility with nutmeg, shells and mace in large bags everywhere. It was worth visiting just to smell the place. :) There is a nominal charge for the... More 

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Surrey, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Very interesting tour of the nutmeg factory. I hadn't realised mace was derived from nutmeg. Interesting watching the workers selecting and packing these for export.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We stabbed by this place during our island tour. It costs $1 US/person. You will learn a lot about the effects of the hurricane that hit the island several years ago. It is interesting and impressive to see all the work involves to prepare the nutmeg for exportation. It is very warm so be prepared for the heat.

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

There is a small fee to enter the nutmeg factory and one is taken around by a guide. It was very interesting to see the workers cracking the husks from the air dried nutmegs by hand. There is a degree of dust produced from this work and some of the handlers were wearing face masks but certainly not all of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This old nutmeg factory right in the middle of the sleepy town of Gouyave is well worth a visit. No need to take a special tour or taxi - a bus No. 5 from St. Georges bus terminal takes about 45 mins. and costs about $4.50EC The nutmeg industry was devasted by a hurricane but is now making a comeback.... More 

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

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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