Goa has a new signature product!

Everyone knows about the cashew nuts of Goa. But now the state is gearing up for a new signature product! Any guesses? It is Mace Candy!

What is Mace candy? Nutmeg is made from a fruit. That fruit’s rind is called javitri and the kernel is jaiphal (nutmeg). Nutmeg is commonly used, but the rind gets thrown out by farmers even though it is 70% of the fruit. The ICAR-Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute created a process to make candy out of this rind in 2017.

Candy preparation has already started in Curchorem and Pale-Kothambi, Goa. The two centres are totally run by local women to help them earn and protect the state’s biodiversity. This sweet treat will soon be available in retail locations under the brand ‘GoVan’. This brand was made by Goa under the Goa State Biodiversity Board (GSBB). Its core purpose is to produce products made from local natural ingredients.

The mace candy can be mixed with other dry fruits or be used in Christmas cakes. It was developed with the intention of helping those involved in producing nutmeg to get more income.

(Image used for representational purpose only)

You Might Also Be Interested In

IffI 2021 - Welcome to IFFI 51
Introducing ‘Cha Piyonk Yo’ at Holiday Inn Goa Candolim
Goan students show off their fashion creations on Graduation Day! Check it out...
Beach Wear for the Goan Summer
Train journeys on Mumbai-Goa route made better with vistadome coaches
Do your office work at the beach in Goa!
What's going to happen during Iffi Day 5?
Goa to have cola from nutmeg apple!
Why has Bondla sanctuary become a tourist hotspot?
Basilica of Bom Jesus in Goa to be closed for a month
Botanical garden, climbing walls, and more for Panjim city!
Spaces’ Travelling Exhibition Comes to Goa
Shopping under the stars
As the fire slowly burns…
Goan makes amazing invention for popular TV show
‘Koozhangal’ delineates sufferings of ...
Visa Issues may lead to less UK tourists in Goa
GO GRAND - NYE Gala Dinner and Theatre Show at Grand Hyatt Goa
What fell in the well?
Paperless ticketing on four trains!
A Very FENI Story
Make your own Mango Kulfi!
A Unique Urak Bar Crawl
Cooking up Stories
Soon Goa will get a tourism helpline!
Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary now has NIGHT trails!
Veerangana: The story of valour and courage of women protecting women
Cruises to Goa to start from the end of September
It is beautiful to have the liberty to create what we want to see: ‘Rafaela’ Actor Judith Rodriguez ...
Can you feel the rhythm?
Tritha Sinha: The Raaga Rock Star
Monkey Mind Hostel
A Christmas for Humanity at DoubleTree by Hilton Goa - Panaji
I never find any difference based on gender as far as...
IFFI unwraps Kaleidoscope package, 11 films to be showcased
Goa beaches are being watched... through a new app!
Work at a beach in Goa!
Rina jain, Goa resident, emerges first runner-up at Mrs. Cosmos international 2022 pageant, USA
Goa’s Tourism Stakeholders put the spotlight on Sustainability on World Tourism Day
Enjoy Goa With Your Children
Heritage Home Concert of Goa
Goa police can only stop vehicles with visible violations
A Night to Remember
Akhil Gomatakiya Daivadnya Brahmin youth association (AGDBYA) celebrated Children’s day in Rural Goa
"Raj Kapoor: The Master at Work” is not...
Holiday Inn Goa Candolim appoints Shibiraj Saha as the Executive Chef
First charter flight from UK to Goa will arrive in November
Exotic, fascinating animals to come to Goa's Bondla Zoo!
Goa's first charter flight may arrive in October!
Sip and Munch ‘Drunch’ at Holiday Inn Goa Candolim

Author: Planet Goa Team
For us at Planet-Goa, our team is driven by that feeling of exhilaration that one gets when discovering that something ‘unique’ and ‘new’ about Goa for our ever-so-discerning readers.

Leave a Reply