Portion for Analysis: Approximately 250 grams
Peas, Split peas, and pieces of peas which have one-eighth or more of the surface distinctly bleached to a white or light creamy yellow or white color equal to or greater than shown are bleached.
A. Light creamy yellow (Newly Harvested peas)
B. White (Stored/Aged peas)
NOTE: No tinge of green shall be “bleeding” through this area to be considered bleached.
Newly harvested bleached peas tend to be yellow or creamy yellow in color. In storage, the color gradually changes to creamy or white.