Yellow Peas

Whole yellow Pea (Pisum sativum) is also known as atar or white vatana. Yellow peas are part of the legume family. They are approximately 1/4 of an inch wide and pale yellow in colour. Yellow peas are most commonly used in their split form (known as arveja, matar dal or gram Dahl) or milled into flour. Canada is the world’s largest exporter of yellow peas.

Green Peas

Whole green pea (Pisum sativum) is also known as matar or green vatana. Green peas are part of the legume family. These are approximately 1/4 of an inch wide and pale green in colour. Green peas are most commonly used in their split form. Canada is the world’s largest exporter of green peas.

Red Lentils

Whole red Lentil (Lens culinaris) is also known as lentille or crimson. Whole Red Lentils are 1/2 cm wide with a mild, earthy flavour and soft texture. They lentils are crimson or a deep orange-red colour. Red lentils are tiny lens-shaped pulses, and have traditionally been used as a meat substitute. When the skin is removed and they are split into two halves, they are known as split red Lentils; in different countries, they are also known as lentille, lense, lenteige, masoor, mercimek, or saabat masoor. Decorticated whole red lentils are known as footballs. Canadian red l entils are considered the best in the world.

Kabuli Chickpeas

Kabuli Chickpeas (Cicer arietinum) are graded in 10, 9, 8 mm sizes. Kabuli is also known as Bengal gram, gram, chana, pois chicke, shihu, garbanzo, chola, ceci, cici, cheechee, pois chiche, gran, channa or safaid beans. They are small, hard, knobby, beige beans approximately 3/8 inch wide. The nutty flavour and firm texture of the Kabuli makes it very versatile. They are high in fat content and are a good source of calcium, the vitamin B, protein and iron. Milled kabuli is used to make snacks and fritters. Milled chickpea is known as cici flour or chickpea flour. Kabuli is grown and exported in large quantities from Canada.

Desi Chickpeas

Desi chickpeas (Cicer arietinum) is also known as kala chana, Bengal gram, gram, chana, pois chiche, or chihu. Desi chickpeas are light to dark brown in colour. They are approximately 6 to 7mm wide with a thick seed coat. About 80% of the Desi Chickpeas produced are split in half to make chana dahl and 80% of this split form is milled into a flour called besan.

Chana Dahl

Chana dahl chickpeas (Cicer arietinum) is also known as split desi chickpea, Bengal gram, yellow gram, gram, chana pois, or chicke shihu, chana dahl, and is made from desi chickpeas which are peeled and cut in half.

Beans

Light Red Kidney Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) are medium size elongated beans. Kidneys are very popular beans largely because of their deep, full flavour and smooth texture.
Dark Red Kidney Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) are medium size elongated beans. The dark red kidney bean are a dark amber color; the colour is constituent and smooth with no markings. Small Red Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) are also known as Habichuelas and Habas Paquenos Colorados or Red Mexican. Small Red Beans are a plump, round bean with a deep brick red colour. This bean is about 1/2 inch long with a mild flavour and firm texture. This is a bush bean rather than a vine bean.

Flax

Flax comes from a plant crop grown mainly in the cool, northern climate of the western Canadian prairies. Flax Seed has long been ground into a meal for baking. Flax seed has a nutty, light flavour. Flax Seed has high levels of both soluble and insoluble fibre, and is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. The National Cancer Institute has identified Flax seed as a nutritious part of a diet which helps protect against both cancer and coronary disease.

Oats

Oat grains are available as whole (groats), ground into oatmeal, steamed and rolled into flakes of varying thickness, or cut into two or three pieces, steel-cut. Groats can be used like other whole grains; they are a little softer than wheat berries. Rolled oats can be used for many purposes; the bigger the flakes, the chewier the result. They may be pre-cooked – instant varieties. Steel-cut, as a cereal, are much chewier. They are suitable as a breakfast cereal, but less so for baking, as they do not soften well. Oat bran is made from the outer casing (layer) of the oat kernel, particularly high in insoluble fibre. It is used as a hot cereal or sprinkled on cold cereal, and as an ingredient in quick breads, casseroles, and pancakes for added fibre.

Wheat

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Barley

Barley is a short-season, early maturing crop. Barley is used commercially for animal feed, to produce malt (an important ingredient in beer production), for seed and for human food applications. Although more than 100 countries grow barley, the top barley exporting countries are Australia, Ukraine, Russia, Canada, France and Argentina.