Pigeon Peas

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Pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan (L.) is a perennial legume from the family Fabaceae, is one of the important sources of protein, dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals. Pigeon peas are food crop (dried peas, flour), Normally, pigeon pea is consumed in the form of dehulled splits, which are obtained after milling or processing. During this process various byproducts are released, which found to contain 20 % of the protein, can be blended with other flour to produce protein rich edible food products