Pigeon Peas (Toor)
The Pigeon pea is also known as Gandule bean, tropical green pea, kadios, congo pea, gungo pea, gunga pea, toor. The centre of origin of pigeon pea is eastern part of India. This crop is cultivated since 3,500 years.
Now days pigeon peas are widely cultivated in all tropical and semitropical regions. India is the major producer of pigeon pea, appx. 82% of total production is grown in India. Apart from India, eastern Africa and Central America are the world's main pigeon pea-producing regions.