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Long Pepper

Plant Part: Spikes of berries
State: Ground, dried, sterilized

Product Characteristics

Physical Parameters Specifications Chemical Parameters Specifications
Appearance  Dried, Approx 1 ½ inch-long, bud heads of tightly-bunched berries Moisture Content 10% (max)
Color Brown to brown black Volatile Oil 1,5 % (min)
Aroma Pungent, spicy, sweet Ash Content 5% (Max)
Flavor Spicy, hot, pungent, very sweet    
Microbial Tolerance Specifications Mycotoxin Tolerance Specifications
For Sterilized Long Pepper Product destined for European Market
Total Plate Count <100.000 cfu/gr Aflatoxin Max 5 ppb
E. Coli <10 mpn/ gr Ochratoxin Max 3 ppb
Salmonella Absent / 50 gr Product destined for US Market:
Yeast and Mold <1000 cfu/ gr Aflatoxin Max 20 ppb
Coliforms <100 mpn/ gr    

Foreign Matter:
All items foreign to the plant from which the herbs of spice is sourced
Tolerance : < 1%

Extraneous Matter:
Item derived from the plant  from which  the herbs or spice has been sourced but not required part. 
Tolerance : 1 % maximum