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Visual Reference Library - Peas

A                     B

Portion for Analysis: Approximately 250 grams


Peas and pieces of peas that are discolored green to the minimum coverage and color intensity shown. 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).


Illustration shows from left to right:

Pea A: Suspected frost damaged pea. The pea must be split in many instances to confirm that the damage extends into the cotyledon and meets the minimum intensity and coverage.

Pea B: Whole pea, after splitting, with the minimum degree of discoloration and area of coverage required. The discoloration is usually evident around the perimeter, however, exceptions have been noted. The amount, not the location, is what is important


NOTE: Only half of the split pea must meet the VRI.

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Last updated November 2010