The grain is small and round, with a yellowish-orange colour, spherical and with fine smooth skin.
Shape: The grain is small and round, with a prominent pointed embryo, slightly rough texture, without folds or abrasions, rounded with fine smooth skin.
Outer colour: yellow-orange.
Colour of the cotyledon: light brown with an orange tinge, lighter tones than the outer skin.
Flavour/aroma: Absence of unusual flavours and aromas.
Calibre: between 5mm and 7 mm diameter.
Energy value: 364 Kcal / 1525 KJ Humidity: 8.12%
Carbohydrates: 58.20 g. Proteins: 22.30 %
Fat: 4,87 %
Dietary fibre: 3.89 % Ash: 2.48 %
Calcium: 0.037 %. Magnesium: 0.059 % Phosphorus: 0.036 % Potassium: 0.047 %
Entrance control: On entrance of the Pedrosillano Chickpea in our facilities, we carry out an initial quality control to determine the cooking characteristics and quality of the chickpeas. After this control, the batch is assigned a number which will identify it during all the processes until it is sold.
Pre-cleaning: This consists of a primary cleaning and elimination of other items by means of closed sieves, suction and blasts of air.
Sorting machine: The Pedrosillano Chickpea is passed through the sorting machines consisting of porous rollers that eliminate extraneous material by shape and size.
Suction: suction is used to eliminate straw and other light materials.
Sieving and calibration of the Pedrosillano chickpea: This process is carried out by a calibrating machine by using rectangular and round-holed sieves to continue eliminating impurities and classifying chickpeas by size.
Separation by density: This process is carried our with the densimetric table, which separates damaged and defective chickpeas.
Cleanliness Control: This second quality control tests the cleanliness and size of the Pedrosillano Chickpea and checks that it is suitable for consumption and prepared to be stored as a clean product ready for packaging.
Packaging: The chickpea is packaged in different formats for sale.
Final quality control: We subject the Pedrosillano Chickpea and its packaging for final quality control before it leaves our facilities, ready to be sold and consumed.