Chickpeas – Chapter 22 | Official Grain Grading Guide
Classes, types and varieties
There are two classes of chickpeas, Kabuli and Desi.
- Kabuli chickpeas are typically whitish to light tan in colour however there are new varieties that are black or green in color.
- Desi chickpeas are typically brown in colour and smaller than Kabuli.
The class of chickpea forms part of the grade name; for example, Chickpea, No. 1 CW Kabuli.
The method of determining the class of a chickpea is by the size and colour of the chickpea.
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