GREEN LENTILS / RED LENTILS / YELLOW LENTILS
Football lentils are 3mm-4.5mm in size and its very attractive to the Eastern part of the World countries.
The Red Footballs are also made from the Whole Red Lentil. The skin is removed from the lentil, leaving the inside portion of the seed whole (not split). The result is a beautiful intact, reddish-orange polished product.
In bags of 25 kg,50kg,100lbs,50lbs or custom made PP bags are available
One 20 ft container may accomodate 430-460 bags depending on container size and terms and country or port.
Football type lentil is generally 2.5mm - 3mm - 3.5mm - 4.5 mm and bigger 4.0mm-5.5mm as well.
Codex Standard for certain pulses grains (Codex Stan 171-1989, rev. 1-1995).
4. PRODUCT SPECIFICATION
4.1 General requirements
• Moisture: 12% max
• Total damage: 2% max
• Total foreign material: 1% max
• Unhusked grains: 1% max
• Broken: 2% max
• Discoloured: 1% max
• Cooking time: 15 minutes (no soaking)
• Organoleptic: Clean and bright appearance, Natural smell
• Live insect: Nil
If required by recipient country, Split Lentil needs to be obtained from non-genetically modified
Split Lentil shall not contain contaminants and toxins in amounts which may represent a hazard to
human health. Specific limit of some contaminants and toxins is presented in table 1.
Table 1: Limit of contaminants and toxins
No Contaminant and toxin Limit
1 Arsenic (As) 0.10 ppm max.
2 Copper (Cu) 2.0 ppm max.
3 Lead (Pb) 0.10 ppm max.
4 Cadmium (Cd) 0.02 ppm max.
5 Mercury (Hg) 0.01 ppm max.
6 Carbamate < 10 ppb
7 Organochlorine < 10 ppb
8 Organophosphorus < 10 ppb
9 Pyrethroid < 10 ppb
Toxic or noxious seeds
10 Crotolaria (Crotolaria spp.) Free
11 Corn cockle (Agrostemma githago L.)
12 Castor bean (Ricinus communis L.) Free
13 Jimson weed (Datura spp.) Free
14 Radiation 10 Bq/Kg max
15 Aflatoxin (total B1+B2+G1+G2) 20 ppb max.
16 Fumosin 5 ppb max.