Chick peas: Classes, types and varieties


There are two classes of chick peas, Kabuli and Desi.

  • Kabuli chick peas are typically whitish to light tan in colour however there are new varieties that are black or green in color.
  • Desi chick peas are typically brown in colour and smaller than Kabuli.

The class of chickpea forms part of the grade name; for example, Chick pea, number 1 CW Kabuli. The method of determining the class of a chick pea is by the size and colour of the chick pea.

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