Water absorption in three types of chickpea (large and small kabuli and desi) at 25 and 45oC was investigated. The Peleg model M(t)=Mo+t/(K1+K2t) was used to describe the sorption
process in various chickpea cultivars at different temperatures. To eliminate size effect on
water absorption, medium size samples were studied. SAS PROC REG was used to
determine the rate constant K1, and capacity constant K2 in the Peleg model for each cultivar
at various temperatures.