LENTILS SPLIT DAL

We offer finest quality huskless split lentils processed using industry’s best standards, packed and exported as requested by customers. Lentil split dal is basically part of legume family and is grown for its lens shaped seeds. Split lentils are easy to prepare and take considerably less time to cook. Lentil split dal comes in different varieties and colours. The raw lentils are sent to processing mills where the husk is removed and the pulses are split to get split lentil dal.

The lentil (Lens culinaris) is an edible pulse. It is a bushy annual plant of the legume family, known for its lens-shaped seeds. It is about 40 cm (16 in) tall, and the seeds grow in pods, usually with two seeds in each. In South Asian cuisine, split lentils (often with their hulls removed) are known as lentils. Usually eaten with rice or rotis, the lentil is a dietary staple throughout regions of India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. As a food crop, the majority of world production comes from Canada, India and Australia.

Types Of Lentil Spilt Dal

  • Spilt Red Lentil – Split red lentils are made from splitting the whole red lentil. The skin is removed and the remaining reddish-orange seed is then split into two halves. A product of Canada, and among the best in the world known for quality.
  • Spilt Green Lentil – Spilt Green Lentils can be easily identified by their large and flat shape. They take a little longer to cook, but retain their shape during cooking. Green Green Lentils have an exceptionally soft and mealy texture with warm flavour. This makes them suitable for soups, side dishes, vegetable bakes and likes. Nuragro offers the whole seed variety of green Green Lentils which are exported from Australia, Turkey and Canada.
  • Split black lentils with skin –Whole Urad dal is used more like a chili or stew than a soup or dal. These lentil-like beans have black skins covering creamy white interiors. Whole urad dal derive their strong, earthy flavor from the black skins. Best when soaked for about 4 hours or overnight.

Specification of Spilt Red Lentils

PARAMETER

REQUIREMENTS

COMMENTS / VARIATION

Physical Characteristics

Good colour lentils: Split lentils having a clean and bright appearance. The lentils shall be milled from hard and well-filled whole red lentil seed.

Purity

99.75% min. by weight

Split lentils, whole Lentils and caps.

Moisture

14% max

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Foreign Material

0.25% max by weight

Unmalleable material (i.e. includes soil, stones, metals and non-vegetable matter) and all vegetable matter other than Lentil seed material including detached seed coats.

Poor colour

0.25% max by weight

Kernel that is distinctly off colour from the characteristic colour of the predominating class. Includes lentils that are brown, black, green and / or yellow.

Chalky white disease

0.25% max by weight

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Caps

0.25% max by weight

Caps are those seed coats adhering to split or broken see measured as a combined weight.

Dehulled whole lentils

5% max by weight

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Broken and /or kibble lentils

5% max by weight

Lentil seed material that passes through a round whole screen. Northfield = 2.87mm; all other varieties = 3mm

Screen size

Northfield = 2.78mm round hole

Lentil material broken or kibble if falls through.

Field insects

Nil tolerance

Dead per 200 g sample

Specification of Spilt Green Lentils

PROPERTIES

VALUES / LIMITS

Colour

Speckled, greeny-blue in colour.

Flavour

Earthy, peppery taste, free from any objectionable flavours.

Odour

Should be free from any objectionable odours and taints.

Texture

Should be firm, free flowing Green Lentils and not joined together.

Contrasting Colours

Max. 0.5%

Stained

Max. 4.0%

Heated

Max. 0.5%

Peeled, Split & Broken

Max. 3.5%

Other Damage

Max. 2.0%

Total Damage

Max. 3.5%

Ergot

Max. 0.05%

Insect Parts

Max. 0.02%

Stones

Max. 0.10%

Other Foreign Material

Max. 0.2%

Total Foreign Material

Max. 0.5%

Specification of Faq Urad Dal

PROPERTIES

VALUES / LIMITS

Damaged Grain:

4.0% Maximum

Foreign Material:

1% Maximum

Brown Seeds:

3% Maximum

Sister Seeds:

3% Maximum

Weevil led Seeds:

2% Maximum

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