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What is Chickpea?

Chickpea or chickpea (Cicer arietinum) is a legume and belongs to the family Fabaceae, subfamily Faboideae. It is also known as gram, or Bengal gram, garbanzo or garbanzo bean, and sometimes known as Egyptian pea, ceci, cece or chana, or Kabuli Chana.

Chickpea grows into one seed pod containing two or three peas.

Source of Chickpea

Chickpeas are grown in the Indian subcontinent, Australia, Mediterranean, western Asia, the Palouse region, and the Great Plains.

India is the world leader in chickpea (Bengal gram) production.

Other key producers are Australia, Pakistan, Turkey, Burma, Ethiopia, Sudan and Iran.

General Uses

Hummus is the Arabic word for chickpeas, it’s normally cooked and  finely ground and made into a paste and mixed with tahini (sesame seed paste)

Who is Using

Many food manufacturers are using chickpeas to produce dry and canned chickpeas and humus paste. Households use dry and canned chickpeas as well as chickpeas flower in baking and making many delicious dishes

  • Grain milling companies
  • Commercial food processing companies
  • Animal feed producers
  • restaurants
  • Households

Specification Data Sheet

This Sudanese standard is formulated by the technical committee No.4 formed according to the administrative decree of the SSM0/1/A/Idated 18/8/01. It applies to Chickpea. On formulating this standard the committee has referred to international publications and works of Sudanese researchers on the subject.

types we offer?

Our company offers chickpeas mainly in raw form and a possibility to offer processed chickpeas as powder upon customer’s special request.

  1. Raw pure chickpeas of the highest quality and recently freshly harvested
  2. Powder form from the same high quality freshly harvested seeds

We perform quality assurance throughout the supply chain to ensure that our customers receive the best quality chickpeas they deserve

Difference between Chickpea

Our company offers chickpeas mainly in raw form and a possibility to offer processed chickpeas as powder upon customer’s special request.

  • Raw pure chickpeas of the highest quality and recently freshly harvested
  • Powder form from the same high quality freshly harvested seeds

We perform quality assurance throughout the supply chain to ensure that our customers receive the best quality chickpeas they deserve

  • Raw Form

    The beige nuts or seeds that come out of the pods

  • Powder Form

    The nuts are grounded into flour

Types & forms

Chickpea is produced in one form after harvesting and shelling the pods:

  • Raw Form: the beige nuts or seeds that come out of the pods
  • Milled into powder form: the nuts are grounded into flour

Chickpeas Protein, & Fiber & Vitamins

Chickpeas offer specific benefits to a healthy diet. A one cup serving of chickpeas provides 29 percent of the daily value of protein and 49 percent of the daily value of fiber.

Chickpeas contain vitamins and minerals and significantly boost the intake of manganese and folate.

Chickpea exporting process

  • We pack our chickpeas in 40kg or 50 kg polypropylene (PP) bags.
  • We load the 20 feet containers with up to 22 metric tons of the chickpeas.
  • The minimum order quantity (20ft FCL) takes a period of 10 to 15 days to be onboard the vessel, this period varies depending on the quantity ordered.
  • The port of loading is PORTSUDAN (SDPZU), with a possibility to re-export from other nearby ports in the middle east.
  • Lead time to reach the client's destination port depends on the shipping lines used and the destination port. Usually, it takes between 2 to 8 weeks for the farthest destination.
  • The H.S code for the Chickpea is 07132000 (*)
  • Payment terms and documents provided along with the shipment are mentioned at the products main page **(please check)
  • Sudanese chickpea is falling among the products which the US sanctions against Sudan has not exempted, therefore cannot be exported directly from PORTSUDAN to the US market unless obtaining a special OFAC license.

(*) Need to be confirmed form each country customs authorities.

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The company owns a capital of about one million dollars allocated for the agricultural investment, using wide warehouses in different states of Sudan, and a central office in the capital Khartoum, and moreover agents at the exporting port of Sudan.

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