• Peas

    Dry peas are mainly divided into two - Green and Yellow peas. Peas have their origin based north-west of Asia. Dry peas are largely grown in Canada, France, Ukraine and the United States. Yellow and green peas are imported into India in large quantities. Canada grows over 3 million tonnes of peas along with United states growing over 700,000 tonnes.
  • Lentils

    Lentils are mainly grown in India and Canada. There are also other countries like Australia, China, United States, Turkey and neighbouring European countries which grow Lentils. Half of the world-wide production of lentils is from India. Canada is the largest export producer of lentils in the world. The total world production of Lentils is close to 3-4 million tonnes.


  • Chickpeas

    Chickpeas are classified into two types - Desi and Kabuli. Desi Chickpeas are majorly cultivated in India, Pakistan, Australia, and in small parts of the African continent along with small quantities in USA and Canada. Kabuli chickpeas are grown in the Indian subcontinent, Turkey, Iran, Canada and USA. Chickpeas are high on nutrition value with over 23% of protein content. Over 85% of the chickpeas grown worldwide are Desi type.
  • Beans

    Beans are a huge family of pulses and have over a 100 different varieties. The most common ones with an Indian perspective include - Red Kidney Beans, Blackeye Beans, Mung Beans, Black Matpe Beans, and Light speckled Kidney beans. China is one of the largest exporters of kidney beans. They are very high in protein content with a cup of kidney beans (15 grams) provides you with over 30% of the daily value for protein.



 Desi Chickpeas - Yellow Gram - Channa


Australia Desi Chickpeas (Machine Dressed):




Comments/ Variation

Physical Characteristics

The Desi type chickpeas should be sound, dry, fresh and light to medium brown in colour (a greenish tinge is allowed). Black is excluded as the predominate class.


99% min. by weight

Whole Desi type chickpeas, defective Desi type chickpeas and seed coats.


14% max.


Defective Chickpeas

Container: 3% max. by weight

Bulk: 7% max. by weight

Includes poor colour

Desi type chickpeas kernel that are split, chipped, broken, shrivelled, insect damaged, hail damaged, heat damaged, frosted, sprouted, fully green and/ or affected by mould (field or storage). Includes pods that contain Desi type chickpeas, whether broken or unbroken and loose seed coat.

Screen Size

3.97 mm slotted hole

Chickpea material defective if passing through using 40 shakes

Poor Colour

2% max. by weight

Seed coat or kernel is distinctly off colour from the characteristics colour of the predominating class. Including Ascochyta lesions.

Ascochyta (disease mould)

1% max. by weight

Visible Ascochyta means that an ascochyta lesion is visible on the kernel. Classifiers are required to break the seed coat if they are not confident that the lesion has penetrated to the seed.

Foreign Material

1% max. by weight

Unmillable material and all vegetable matter other than Desi type Chickpeas seed material.

Unmillable Material

0.1% max. by weight

Soil, stones, metals and non-vegetable matter.

Field Insects

One (1) max.

Dead per 200g sample.

Foreign Seeds



Objectionable material

Nil Tolerance


USA Desi Chickpeas:

USA No.2 -


Total Defects: 4.0%

Total Damaged: 4.0%


Foreign Material-

Total: 1.0%

Stones: 0.4%


Contrasting Classes: 1.0%

Classes that blend: 10.0%


Canada Desi Chickpeas:


Canada No.1 -


Damage: 1% 

Mechanical  Damage including splits: 2.0%


Foreign Material-

Insect Parts: 0.02%
Total: 0.1%


Green: 1.0%




Canada No.2 -


Damage: 2% 

Mechanical  Damage including splits: 3.5%


Foreign Material-

Insect Parts: 0.02%
Total: 0.2%


Green: 2.0%





East African (Ethiopia, Tanzania) Origin:

 Admixture , Weeville, damaged, Foreign matter: Max 4%

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