This standard applies to kava (yaqona) as defined in Section 2. the standard applies to kava products used as a food or food ingredient and/or other products intended for human usage.
The word “kava” refers to the plant species Piper methysticum and/or to the traditional beverage obtained by cold water extraction of the plant’s drinkable parts.
The word “kava” also refers to the Piper methysticum varieties known to have a history of safe traditional usage.
The Fijian varieties are:
- – Loa kasa leka;
- – Loa kasa balavu;
- – Vula kasa leka;
- – Vula kasa balavu;
- – Dokobana vula;
- – Dokobana loa;
- – Qilaleka;
- – Qila balavu;
- – Matakaro leka;
- – Matakaro balavu;
- – Yonolulu ;
- – Damu; &
- – Yalu.
The kava plant parts proven to have a history of safe traditional usage are:
- – roots (unpeeled),
- – stumps or rhizomes (always peeled).
- – basal stems (always peeled)
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