Quality of western Canadian peas 2014
Western Canadian green peas
Mean protein content for No. 1 Canada Green peas was 23.6%, which was higher than the mean for 2013. Mean protein content for No. 2 Canada Green peas was 23.3%, which was similar to the mean for 2013. Mean starch content was 47.3% for No. 1 Canada Green peas and 47.7% for No. 2 Canada Green peas, slightly higher than the means for 2013. Ash content values for No. 1 and No. 2 Canada Green peas were similar to values in 2013. Similar trends to yellow peas for both macroelements and microelements in green peas were noted. Mean water hydration capacity for No. 1 Canada Green peas (0.76 g H2O per g sample) was similar to the mean for No. 2 Canada Green peas (0.79 g H2O per g sample). The means for both grades were similar to the means for 2013. Mean emulsifying capacity was 279.5 mL oil per g sample for No. 1 Canada Green peas and 280.7 mL oil per g sample for No. 2 Canada Green peas, higher than in 2013.
Mean 100-seed weight for No. 1 Canada Green peas was 21.1 g, higher than 2013. Mean 100-seed weight for No. 2 Canada Green peas was 19.2 g, slightly lower than 2013. Mean water absorption values for No. 1 and No. 2 Canada Green peas were higher than for 2013. Mean cooking time for No. 1 Canada Green peas was 14.6 min and was 17.1 min for No. 2 Canada Green peas. Mean firmness values for cooked green peas for both grades were slightly higher than values for 2013.
N/A=Not available (analysis was not done in 2013).
|Quality parameter||Peas, No. 1 Canada Green||Peas, No. 2 Canada Green|
|Moisture content, %||10.3||10.5||10.3||10.5|
|Protein content, % dry basis||23.6||22.4||23.3||23.2|
|Starch content, % dry basis||47.3||47.0||47.7||46.1|
|Ash content, % dry basis||2.8||2.7||2.9||2.7|
|Mineral (mg/100 g dry basis)|
|Water hydration capacity, g H2O/g sample||0.76||0.79||0.79||0.78|
|Emulsion capacity, mL oil/g sample||279.5||258.5||280.7||262.6|
|100-seed weight, g/100 seeds||21.1||18.3||19.2||20.6|
|Water absorption, g H2O/g seeds||0.81||0.66||0.77||0.70|
|Cooking time, min||14.6||18.5||17.1||15.8|
|Firmness, N/g cooked seeds||23.3||23.1||24.9||23.5|
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