Processing Methods for Dry Peas, Lentils & Chickpeas

Legumes go through several processes before they are ready to be used either as a plated item or as an ingredient in food preparations. These processes can include cleaning, drying, sorting, splitting, milling, and fractionating. Depending on the pulse and its intended use, other steps like de-hulling (decorticating), puffing, roasting, and grinding may be included as well.