Broad beans are annual (although some are biennial) plants, that can be anywhere from one to seven feet tall, depending on the variety, with clusters of flowers with white, black, dark brown, or purple coloring. The beans can be green, a red tinged yellow, dark brown, or red. Sometimes the beans come in a combination of colors. The beans inside the pods are enclosed in a second skin, which is usually removed before cooking and eating. They are used both fresh and dried.
Lentils have a seed coat that may range from light grey, through brown, to black. The distinctive orange / red cotyledon or kernel is seen when the seed is dehulled or split. Seeds are small with varieties ranging in diameter from 2-6 mm and 100 seed weight from 2-6 g. Seed size and shape are important marketing factors as they affect ease and yield of splitting. Lentil flour is used to make pappadams or added to cereal flour to make breads, cakes and baby foods. Varieties available include Nugget, Northfield and Aldinga.
A good source of protein and dietary fibre, Chickpeas meet adult human requirements of most of the essential amino acids. Chickpeas have a high protein digestibility and are richer in phosphorus and calcium than other pulses. Chickpeas are great for salads, soups and even curries. We provide desi and Kabuli Chickpeas from Mandala Trading. Enquire us today to import wholesome goodness of Chickpeas of Australia.