Wholesale Dry Pea Trading & Distribution
Dry pea suppliers, millers, traders and distributors worldwide have partnered with Targray’s Pulses business to create efficient sourcing, trading and logistics strategies in several markets. Our high quality dry pea products are supported by award-winning customer service, a robust global supply chain, and in-house expertise surrounding agricultural commodity trading and risk management.
Our dry peas are supplied to customers in wholesale quantities by land, rail and sea. Multiple financing options are available. To learn more about how we can help address your dry pea sales and procurement requirements, get in touch with a member of our pulses trading desk today.
About This Product
The modern garden pea, from which dried peas are made, is believed to have originated from the field pea – a legume native to central Asia and Europe. Dried peas have been consumed by humans for thousands of years, notably in the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece and Rome. It was not until the 16th century that cultivation techniques allowed the pea to be consumed in its ‘fresh’ state.
Today, dry peas are consumed around the world. The two most common varieties are green and yellow peas. Green split peas have a stronger flavor than yellow split peas, which have a milder, slightly sweet flavor. ‘Split peas’ are any variety of dry pea that has been split.
Applications of Dry Peas
Whole dry peas are hydrated by soaking, then cooked, canned or frozen as needed. Numerous applications exist for canned or frozen peas exist including soups, stir-fry dishes, pot pies, salads and casseroles. In many Asian countries, dry peas are roasted, salted and consumed as snacks. In the Mediterranean, they are most often added to meat and potatoes to make stews and casseroles.
Peas are highly nutritious and healthy. As such, they are increasingly being used to make flour, protein, starch and fiber fractions.
Benefits of Consuming Dry Peas
Dried peas are highly nutritious and an excellent source of cholesterol-lowering fiber. Their high fiber content makes them effective for helping manage blood-sugar disorders like diabetes, by preventing blood sugar levels from rising rapidly after a meal.
Pea fiber fractions offer a natural, more economical and nutritious alternative to gums for baking. Pea fiber fortification can improve dough yileds while also modifying texture to improve uniformity and consistency. This also helps reduce breakage in baked goods like cookies.
Pea protein is used in healthy, protein-fortified baked goods, snacks, pastas, cereals, energy bars and even beverages. It is a high quality protein that compliments other ingredients like wheat and soy protein thanks to its effective balance of amino acids.
Pea starch is high in amylose, which makes it a suitable alternative to chemically modified starches. It can be used to alter texture and create fat-like attributes in frozen foods, pasta, cookies, soups and sauces. This helps reduce actual fat contents in the food we eat.
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.