Yellow Peas

Commodity Code - 986
Commodity Name - Yellow Peas (whole)/White Pea
Commodity Scientific Name - Pisum arvense/ Lathyrus sativus


BR-12, BR-2, SWARNA-REKHA (1436), DDR 23, Hariyal (HFP-9907 B), VL Matar-42 (VL-42), SHALIMAR PEA-1 (SKUAP-8), SP - I, KHAPARKHEDA, HUDP-15, TLS Central Field Pea IPFD 11-5, IPFD 11-5, IPFD 12-2, IPFD 6-3, Kashi Udhay, Pant Pea 155, Pant Pea-250, PSM-3, P-23, P-35, P-8, T163, BOACH SELECTION, EARLY GIANT, HARICHHAL, KINNAURI, PEAS (AS KIND), ARKEL, DAISY, DWARF, JAWAHAR MATAR-1, PG-3, HANS, JAWAHAR MATAR-2, JAWAHAR MATAR-5, JAWAHAR MATAR-3, RACHNA, VL- MATAR-1, DHUSAR (S-22) HARA BONA, AZAD (P-1), JP-179, PANT P-5, RPG-3 (GRAIN TYPE), APARNA, MALVIYA MATAR-2, PANT MATAR-2, VL MATAR-3, JAWAHAR MATAR-6, AZAD P-2, JP-885, KFP(103), VL AGETI MATAR-7, ALANKAR (DMR-7), AZAD (P-3), MATAR AGETA-6, MITHI PHALLI (OREGAN SUGAR-POD), UTTRA (HFP-8909), VIVEK-6 (VL-6), KPMR-144-1, NARENDRA SABJI MATAR-2 (NDVP-8), SOLAN NIROG, JAYANTI (HFP 8712), SWATI (KFPD-24), MALVIYA MATAR-15 (HUDP-15), AMBIKA (IM-9102), KPMR-400 (INDRA), KPMR-522 (JAY), PUSA PANNA (DDR-27), PUSA PRABHAT (DDR-23), VIVEK MATAR-8, SHUBHRA (IM-9101), OOTY-1, ADARSH (ipf-99-25), Vikas (IPFD-99-33), Pusa Mukta (DDR-55), Prakash (IPFD 1-10), Paras, Pant Pea-14 (Pant P-14), VL Matar-42, Hariyal(HFP-9907B), VLMatar-42(VL-42), PANT PEA-25, Pant Pea-13, Pant Pea-42, Swarna, Tripti, Vivek Matar-10(VP101), HFP-9426, Aman (IPF 5-19), GOMATI (TRCP-8), HA-4, Dantiwada Fieldpea-1 (SKNP 04-09), IPF 4-9, VL Matar 47 (VL 47), HFP 529, PSM-1, SAPNA, SHIKHA, HFP 715, IPDF 10-12, Punjab-89, Central Field pea IPFD 12-2 (IPFD 12-2) , Central Field pea IPFD 2014-2, TRCP-9, CENTRAL FIELD PEA IPFD 12-2, IPFD 2014-2 (CENTRAL FIELD PEA), Pant Pea 243, IPDF 9-2, IPFD 9-2, HARIT IPF 16-13

Grade moisture foreign matter other edible grains damaged grains weevilled grains
Organic Inorganic
Special 10 0.1 nil 0.5 0.5 3
Standard 12 0.5 0.1 2 2 6
General 16 0.75 0.25 4 5 10

Note- In foreign matter, the impurities of animal origin shall not be more than 0.10 per cent by weight.

General Characteristics

Yellow Peas (whole) shall –

  1. be the dried and mature seeds of Pisum arvense

  2. be sweet, clean, wholesome, uniform in size, shape, colour and in sound merchantable conditions;

  3. be free from living and dead insects, fungus infestation, added colouring matter, moulds, obnoxious smell, discolouration;

  4. be free from rodent hair and excreta;

  5. be free from toxic or noxious seeds viz. Crotolaria (Crotolaria spp.), Corn cockle (Agrostemma githago L.), Castor bean (Ricinus communis L.), Jimson weed (Dhatura spp.), Argemone mexicana, Khesari and other seeds that are commonly recognized as harmful to health;

  6. Uric acid and Aflatoxin shall not exceed 100 milligrams and 30 micrograms per kilogram respectively;

  7. Comply with the restrictions in regard to poisonous metals (rule-57), crop contaminants (rule 57-A), naturally occurring toxic substances (rule 57-B), use of insecticides (rule-65) and other provisions prescribed under the Prevention of Food Adulteration Rules, 1955, as amended from time to time (Note: Since PFA 1955 has been repealed by FSSA 2006, the para may be read as “It shall comply with restrictions in regard to Aflatoxins, Heavy Metals, Insecticide or Pesticide residue, naturally occurring toxic substances, Microbial load or other food safety requirements as specified in the Food Safety and Standards (Contaminants, Toxins and Residues) Regulations, 2011 and the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011 or any other Regulation notified under the Food Safety and Standards Act,2006 for domestic trade”).

White Peas shall be

  1. intact, firm, clean, reasonably uniform size, & shape, color characteristics to the variety

  2. free from visible foreign matter, abnormal external moisture, foreign smell, smoke, burn Tradable parameters Range-1 Range-2 Range-3
A Essential
i Moisture (% by Weight) Max 12.0 12.0 14.0
ii Foreign matter(% by Weight) Max 1.0 1.5 2.0
iii Other edible grains(% by Weight) Max 1.0 2.0 3.0
iv Damaged grains(% by Weight) Max 3.0 4.0 5.0
v Weevilled grains(% by Weight) Max 7.0 9.0 10.0
B Optional (Industrial/Processors)
i Uric Acid Not more than 100mg/kg
ii Aflatoxin Not more than 30 microgram/kg
iii Total of foreign matter, other edible grains and damaged grains Not more than 12 percent by weight


  • 5 % or minimum one container shall be randomly selected for sampling

  • 250g shall be drawn from each selected container and shall be mixed homogenously, called as primary sample.

  • 250g shall be drawn from primary sample called as Laboratory sample.


  • Foreign matter:- shall include sand, dirt, stones, glass and metallic pieces, lumps of earth, clay and mud, husk, chaff, straw, weed seeds and other inedible grains.

  • Damaged and Discolored seeds: -Kernels or pieces of kernels that are sprouted or internally damaged as a result of heat, moisture, weather or microbes, and mechanical injured grains in case of whole pulses; discoloured, or discolouration materially affecting the quality.

  • Other edible grain/seeds:- means any edible grains (including oil seeds) other than the one which is under consideration

  • Weeviled grains:-means grains that are partially or wholly bored by insects injurious to grains but does not include germ eaten grains and egg spotted grains.

Optional parameters are voluntary and may be analyzed as per buyer-seller agreement.

Total Shelf Life - 12 Months

Initial Validity of e NWR - 6 Months

Extension of e NWR Validity - 3 Months

Number of Extensions - 2*3 Months

Weight Tolerance - Loss or gain equivalent to 70% of the decrease or increase in the moisture content during storage