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Watermelon kernels

Watermelon kernels

Sourced from China, our watermelon kernels have a minimum shelf life of 12 months from the date of manufacture and are 99.5% pure.

The watermelon kernels are 6mm+ in size, with a flat oval shape and whitish beige.  The texture is firm and free flowing. The taste and odour characteristic of the product is without taints and non-fresh characteristics.

Extraneous vegetable material makes up <0.05%, broken (smaller than ½) seeds/kernels <5% and discoloured seeds/kernels < 2%.  The product is free from unhulled seeds/kernels, glass, metal, plastic, wood, stones, mud balls, insect damage and infestation.

Packaged in 2 x 12.5kg blue vacuum packed bags in cartons, featuring the company name, product name, batch number, pack weight, BBE date and country of origin, the product should be stored in a cool and dry place at ambient temperatures.

The microbiological and chemical specification is*:

  • Aerobic plate count (TVC) <50,000 cfu/g
  • Aflatoxin B1 <2 µg/kg
  • Cadmium <0.1mg/kg
  • E.coli <8,000 cfu/g
  • Lead <0.2mg/kg
  • Moisture <7.5%
  • Moulds <8,000 cfu/g
  • Salmonella Absent in 25g
  • Sum of Aflatoxin (B1, B2, G1, G2) <4 µg/kg
  • Sum of pesticide is in line with current EU legislation (No. 396/2005)
  • Yeasts <8,000 cfu/g

* The above specification was correct at the time of publishing but should be used as guidance only. For the current specification please contact us.

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Please note: We recommend further testing before a ‘free from’ guarantee is made as we cannot guarantee our products have no minor traces from cultivation or transport contamination.