Chickpeas Specification

S/N Characteristics Grade Method of test
1 2 3
i) Moisture, % m/m max. 14 ISO 24557
ii) Size grading, % m/m min. 98 98 n/a  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ISO 605

iii) Purity, % m/m min. 99.0
iv) Defective, % m/m max 2.0 4.0 6.0
v) Immature grain % m/m max. 2.0 3.0 4.0
vi) Contrasting classes, % m/m max. 0.5 1.0 2.0
vii) Classes that blend, % m/m max. 5.0 10.0 15.0
viii) Germination, % max. (excluding hard seeds) 90 n/a n/a
ix) Sprout test Suitable n/a n/a
x) Foreign material % m/m max Organic 0.65
inorganic 0.25
Filth 0.1
xi) Other edible grains, % m/m max.

(any edible grains including oilseeds other than green grams)

 

0.1

 

 

0.5

 

 

3.0

xii) Inset /pest damaged, % m/m max.

(grains per cent by count clean-cut weevil bored)

 

1

 

 

2

 

 

3

xiii) Total aflatoxin (AFB1+AFB2+AFG1

+AFG2), ppb max.

10 ISO 16050
xiv) Aflatoxin B1, ppb max 5
xv) Fumonisin ppm max. 2 AOAC 2001.04

Source EAC Standards subject for review