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Desi Chickpeas


CSP 4.1.3 Australian Chickpeas (Desi) Type Minimum Export Standard Machine Dressed



Comments/ Variation

Physical Characteristics

The Desi type chickpeas should be sound, dry, fresh and light to medium brown in colour (a greenish tinge is allowed). Black is excluded as the predominate class.


99% min. by weight

Whole Desi type chickpeas, defective Desi type chickpeas and seed coats.


14% max.


Defective Chickpeas

Container: 3% max by weight

Bulk: 7% max by weight

Includes poor colour

Desi type chickpeas kernel that are split, chipped, broken, shrivelled, insect damaged, hail damaged, heat damaged, frosted, sprouted, fully green and/ or affected by mould (field or storage). Includes pods that contain Desi type chickpeas, whether broken or unbroken and loose seed coat.

Screen Size

3.97 mm slotted hole

Chickpea material defective if passing through using 40 shakes

Poor Colour

2% max by weight

Seed coat or kernel is distinctly off colour from the characteristics colour of the predominating class. Including Ascochyta lesions.

Ascochyta (disease mould)

1% max by weight

Visible Ascochyta means that an ascochyta lesion is visible on the kernel. Classifiers are required to break the seed coat if they are not confident that the lesion has penetrated to the seed.

Foreign Material

1% max by weight

Unmillable material and all vegetable matter other than Desi type Chickpeas seed material.

Unmillable Material

0.1% max by weight

Soil, stones, metals and non-vegetable matter.

Field Insects

One (1) max.

Dead per 200g sample.

Foreign Seeds



Objectionable material

Nil Tolerance