Peas - echoes through the ages

Peas are used in cooking, cattle breeding, chemical industry. Peas contain a lot of proteins as they’re eco-product

IMARTI company sells peas which have been cultivated in natural environment. Peas don’t contain any off-site ingredients or GMO

The peas contain many valuable nutrients and trace element such as: vitamins A, B and C, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, iron and zinc, and its energy value is 80 kcal per 100g of product. There are several groups of peas: shelling, snow and sugar. While shelling and sugar peas are used in cooking, snow is used for canning.

It should be noted that peas are one of the lightest crops to grow, however, to obtain an ECO-product, it is necessary to adhere special agricultural techniques. IMARTI specializes in production and supply of organic products, and for the cultivation of peas conforming to EU standards, we use the fertile lands of Ukraine and Kazakhstan.

At each stage, organic peas are passing compliance test with international quality criteria, which allows to obtain international certificates and entitles to label packages with special signs such as “Bio” or/and “Organic”

Manufacturing of bioproducts, including peas, involves the following production cycle:

• Cleansing areas under crops from chemicals with subsequent certification;
• Use of environmentally friendly inoculum that has not been treated;
• Use of safe and natural pest control products;
• organization of special microclimate during storage of the product, without use of fumigation;
• Peas packaging that meet the standards of organic production.

Peas in figures

The total production of dried peas in the world is more than 14 million tons, and the largest producers - Russia, Canada and China - provide for 56% of world production. Ukraine is also among TOP-10 leaders in cultivation of legumes, while Turkey, India and Pakistan remained the main exporters of Ukrainian products for a long time. Exports of Ukrainian and Kazakh peas to European countries are growing, due to development of organic farming.

In recent years, analysts have noted an increased demand for this culture in key consumer countries, which associated with population increase, economic indicators, and increased consumption of high-protein products. An important factor in the growing production of leguminous crops, including peas, is the lack of need for a large amount of water resources, which is especially valuable for countries with arid climate.

World trade of dried peas exceeds 5 million tons, and the main importers are China, Turkey, Bangladesh and India. The import of organic peas in African countries, South Asia and the Far East is growing steadily. These factors lead to ongoing interest in growing peas and allocating additional areas under crops for a such type of legume.