Dry Pulses Other Than Oil Seeds
This standard applies to the dry whole pulese other than oil seeds intend for human Consumption and doesn’t include processed or broken leguminous seeds or seeds intended for animal feed or prepared with special standard.
Dry pulses othe rthan oil seeds : pulses are seeds of leguminous plants wich are distinguished from leguminous oil seeds by their low fat content.The pulses coverd by this standard are the following :-
Faba Beans (vicia faba L), Chick pea (Cicer arientinum L), Common bean (phaseolus vulgaris) ,Lentils (Lenus culiaris), Peas (pisum sativum L ), Lupin (lupins termis), Cow pea (Vigna unguiculata L), Pigeon Pea(Cajannus Cajan L), Lablab bean (Dolichos lablab L).
- General requirements :
Dry pulses othe rthan oil seeds shall be :-
1- Clean and free from foregin odor.
2- Homogenous in color , size with natural texture.
3- Entirely mature.
4- Free from insects and their all stages, rodentsand their rsidues filth.
5- Seeds shall not be germinated.
6- Seeds shall not be genetically modified.
- Technical requirments :
Name of seed
Weight of 100 seeds:
Large seeds (g)
Moderate seeds (g)
Small seeds (g)
More than 60 More than 3 More than 30 More than 25 More than 30 More than 100 More than 12 More than 25
40-60 ـــ 20-30 20-25 20-30 80-100 10-12 20-25 ـــ
Less than 40 Less than 3 Less than 20 Less than 20 Less than 20 Less than 80 Less than 10 Less than 20 Less than 20
Moisture%(max) 11 8 8 12 11 11 10 10 10 SDS 487/2010
Protein%(min) 21 21 16 30 19 22 20 22 25 SDS 1016/2010
Foreign matters & impurities%(max) 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 SDS 1782/2010
Broken seeds 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 SDS 4897/2011
Hydration coefficient%(min) 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 SDS3629/2006
Damaged seeds % (max) 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 ISO 7970/2000
Mycotoxins (max)ppb 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 SDS 2843/2006
Cadmium(max)ppm 0.1 AOAO
Lead (max) ppm 0.2
Dry pulses shall comply with the following technical requirements :-
The total precentage of foreign matters and impurities, broken seeds and demaged seeds shall not exceed 7%
Pulses shall be packaged in sound, strong cleaned containers and shall not lead to seed contamination and change of odor or taste .
In addtion to the requirements stated in SDS2889/2007 (Packed Food or Label Specification). The following information shall be shown on the package and the paper documents ( for bulk material , information shall be in the paper document only ):-
1- Name of the product .for example (Legumes such as Faba Beans )
2- Date of harvesting season.
3- Country of origin
4- Net weight in tons and/or its units .
- Grain legumes shall be transported under good conditions that protect the grains from weather changes , insects and rodents attack, contamination and damage.
- Means of transportation shall be clean, free from any effects resulting from pesticides , herbicides. Pungent or any toxic materials.
Dry legumes shall be stored in clean premises free from materials that may be hazardous to helth . The storage premises shall be suiteable to preserve the product quality in accordaning to the sudanese standard specifications SDS 3891/2007.