Gouyave Nutmeg Pool
Nutmeg once drew the most tourists to Gouyave, which still hosts the largest processing station on the island – Gouyave Nutmeg Pool. Prior to Hurricane Ivan, Grenada was the world’s second largest producer of the spice which largely accounts for the faint aroma that pervades the town of Gouyave.
(Photo above: Nutmegs drying at Gouyave Nutmeg Pool)
Over the years, thousands of tourist acquainted themselves with the processing of the nutmeg fruit at the Gouyave Nutmeg Pool
- from the separation from the pod,
- to the detachment of the surrounding mace,
- to the cracking of the shell,
- and eventual sorting of the nutmeg.
This four step process was carried out and explained to visitors in what for many years was the largest building in Grenada.
(Photo above: Nutmegs dried and ready for export)
Now, although the nutmeg industry is largely in recovery, the process continues on a smaller scale at the Gouyave Nutmeg Pool. And it is even more defined for visitors like you.
On your visit, get your hands on sample packs of Grenada’s array of some of the most aromatic spices. So when you visit Gouyave add some spice to your life, by checking out the Gouyave Nutmeg Pool.