Wholesale Chickpea Trading & Distribution
Chickpea suppliers, producers and distributors from around the globe work with our pulse traders to create new efficiencies and unlock value in the international chick peas market. Our portfolio features a broad variety of dry chickpea products & solutions supported by Targray’s global team of logistics, trading, risk management and compliance experts. Operating out of our trading desks in Dubai and Montreal, our dry chickpea traders are focused on delivering high-quality products in bulk to wholesale buyers in markets around the world.
To learn more about how our chickpeas suppliers can help address your organization’s wholesale procurement, trading and distribution needs, please communicate with a member of our pulses trading desk.
The chickpea (also known as the Garbanzo bean) is an annual grain legume or pulse crop that is used extensively for human consumption and animal feed. Dried chickpeas are frequently cooked and blended with rice and salad dishes. They are produced on every continent, with the largest producers being India, Pakistan, Canada, Mexico, Turkey, and Australia.
Chickpeas comprise >20 percent of world pulse production, behind dry beans and peas. In recent years, the development of new chickpea varieties and the potential for production in drier, limited-irrigation environments has generated new interest among producers in dry plain regions like the American Midwest.
Origins of Chickpea Production
Chickpeas are one of the earliest cultivated legumes, with evidence of production in the Middle East dating back to approximately 7,500 BC. Indeed, humans have been cultivating chickpeas since before they could product pottery.
Chickpeas are believed to have been domesticated in the ‘Fertile Crescent’ prior to spreading to the Mediterranean region around 6,000 BC. They are believed to have reached India around 3,000 BC.
Chickpeas and Sustainability
Chickpeas are a relatively sustainable food crop that enrich soil with nitrogen, which contributes to lower fertilizer usage in farming. With over 20 percent protein, they offer a nutritious alternative to meat and require fewer inputs to grow. The crop is also a rich source of complex carbohydrates, fiber, minerals and vitamins.
According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), increasing our focus on farming sustainable pulse crops like chickpeas could contribute to reducing the world’s carbon footprint, alleviating food crises, and keeping soils healthy.
The Global Pulse Confederation (GPC, formerly known as CICILS IPTIC) represents all segments of the pulse industry value chain from growers, researchers, logistics suppliers, traders, exporters and importers to government bodies, multilateral organizations, processors, canners and consumers.
India Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA), is the apex body of India’s pulses and grains industry & trade and its membership encompasses market participants along the value chain. The association has a pan India reach of over 10,000 stake holders involved in the farming, processing, warehousing and import business of Pulses across the entire value chain.
Established in 1987, the Canadian Special Crops Association is a non-profit alliance of over 100 processors, exporters and service providers engaged in the production and trade of Canadian pulses and special crops – including peas, lentils, chickpeas, beans, mustard, canaryseed, sunflower and buckwheat. CSCA members include individuals, partnerships, corporations and other legal entities engaged in the growing, export, merchandising, brokerage and supply of pulses.
Pulse Canada is the national association representing pulse suppliers & traders, as well as the growers and processors of Canadian pulses including dry peas, beans, lentils and chickpeas. The organization is focused on creating efficiencies through the elemination of pulse trade barriers by ensuring continued market access in key regions, keeping crop protection products available to growers and advocating for the improvement of domestic grain transportation.