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Beans and Seeds

The ancestors of present beans are believed to be domesticated 6,000 to 8,000 years ago in Central and South America. Southern peas (a group of peas known by several common names and in the United States are called "Field peas", "Crowder Peas", "Purple Hulls", "Cowpeas"  and "Black-eyes") originated in India as early as 3,000 years ago, they were also a staple diets of Greek and Roman.  They were later grown in Africa.  The black-eyed pea, also known as the cowpea, is thought to have originated in North Africa, where it has been eaten for centuries.  The peas were probably introduced to the New World by Spanish explorers and African slaves.

Pulses are used as food and animal feed. Pulses due to their high protein and essential amino acid content, are important food crops and called "poor man's meat".  Pulses contain 20%- 25 % of proteins, twice the amount found in wheat and thrice the amount in rice. Pulse protein is equivalent in quality to soy protein, which according to World Health Organization (WHO) is equal to meat, milk and egg proteins.  

India is the largest producer in the world for Pulses and the largest importer too.  Australia, Canada and the USA are large exporters of pulses and they are also the four major suppliers to India. Off late Turkey is also exporting significant volume to the world market.

Beans and Seeds constitute significant part in Pargan's Business volume.  Most of the Beans and Seeds are procured by Pargan from Ethiopia and Tanzania, however, selective items are also procured from other origins such as Green Grams from Indonesia. Lentils from India. Ground nut from Burkina Faso, Sunflower seed and Popcorn from Argentina.

Following are the range of Beans and Seeds dealt-in by Pargan:

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Black-eye Beans
Origin: Ethiopia, Tanzania
Black Matpe (Urad Whole)
Chick Pea (Yellow Gram /
Desi Chana)
Origin: Ethiopia, Tanzania
Chick Pea (Kabuli Chana)
Origin: Canada, Turkey
Green Grams (Green Mung)
Origin: Ethiopia, Indonesia,
Horse Bean (Fava Beans)
Origin: Ethiopia
Red kidney Beans
Origin: Ethiopia
Red Speckled Kidney Beans
Origin: Ethiopia, Tanzania
Light Speckled Kidney
Origin: Ethiopia
Pigeon Peas (Toor Whole)
Origin: Tanzania
Red Lentil whole
(Masoor Whole)
Origin: Canada, India, Turkey
Soya Bean
Origin: Ethiopia, Nigeria
White Pea Beans
Origin: Ethiopia
Chana Dal
Origin: Canada, India, Pakistan
Red Split Lentil (Masoor Dal)
Origin: Canada, India, Turkey
Split Lentil (Mung Dal)
Origin: Ethiopia, India
White Split Lentil (Urad Dal)
Origin: India
Yellow Split Lentil (Toor Dal)
Origin: Canada, India
Ground Nut
Origin: Burkina, Ethiopia,
Lin Seed
Origin: Ethiopia
Niger Seeds
Origin: Ethiopia
Sunflower Seeds
Origin: Argentina, Ethiopia
Maize (Corn) Seeds
Origin: Ethiopia, India
Popcorn Seeds
Origin: Argentina