Description

Types of Pulses and Lentils:

Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans): Description: Chickpeas are round, beige-colored legumes with a nutty flavor and firm texture. They are available in two main varieties: desi (smaller, darker seeds with a rough coat) and kabuli (larger, cream-colored seeds with a smoother coat).

      • Subtypes: Desi Chickpeas, Kabuli Chickpeas
      • Grades: Chickpeas are graded based on factors such as size, color, uniformity, and absence of defects. Grades may include Extra Fancy, Fancy, and Standard.
      • Moisture Content: Chickpeas typically have a moisture content of around 12-14%.
      • Counts: Sold by weight or quantity per bag or package.
  1. Lentils: Description: Lentils are small, lens-shaped legumes available in various colors, including green, brown, red, and black. They have a mild, earthy flavor and cook relatively quickly compared to other pulses.

      • Subtypes: Green Lentils (French Lentils)
        • Brown Lentils
        • Red Lentils
        • Black Lentils (Beluga Lentils)
      • Grades: Lentils are graded based on factors such as size, color, uniformity, and absence of defects. Grades may include Extra Fancy, Fancy, and Standard.
      • Moisture Content: Lentils typically have a moisture content of around 10-12%.
      • Counts: Sold by weight or quantity per bag or package.