Chickpeas – Chapter 22 | Official Grain Grading Guide

Classes, types and varieties

Classes

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.