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Split Red Lentils


As per NACMA Standards CSP – 7.3.1, Australian Lentils – Split Red No. 1, Min. Export Standard (Formerly CSP - 36)



Comments/ Variation

Physical Characteristics

Good colour lentils: Split lentils having a clean and bright appearance. The lentils shall be milled from hard and well-filled whole red lentil seed.


99.75% min. by weight

Split lentils, whole Lentils and caps.


14% max


Foreign Material

0.25% max by weight

Unmilliable material (i.e. includes soil, stones, metals and non-vegetable matter) and all vegetable matter other than Lentil seed material including detached seed coats.

Poor colour

0.25% max by weight

Kernel that is distinctly off colour from the characteristic colour of the predominating class. Includes lentils that are brown, black, green and / or yellow.

Chalky white disease

0.25% max by weight



0.25% max by weight

Caps are those seed coats adhering to split or broken see measured as a combined weight.

Dehulled whole lentils

5% max by weight


Broken and /or kibble lentils

5% max by weight

Lentil seed material that passes through a round hole screen. Northfield = 2.87mm; all other varieties = 3mm

Screen size

Northfield = 2.78mm round hole

All other varieties – 3 mm round hole

Lentil material broken or kibble if falls through.

Field insects

Nil tolerance

Dead per 200 g sample

Foreign seeds

2 cereal seeds max.

Cereal seeds exception only.