Visual Reference Library - Peas

Peas, Split peas, and pieces of peas whose cotyledon had been materially and uniformly discolored to the minimum extent shown are heat damage. It is permissible to prorate the coverage requirement provided the color intensity is such that it sufficiently compensates for any apparent loss in coverage (e.g., 1/2 coverage requires twice the color intensity).
NOTE: For whole peas, chip/scrape the seed coat to confirm that the discoloration extends to the cotyledon. For split or broken pieces of peas, the round or flat side may be considered (it is not necessary for both to meet).

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Last updated December 2016