Tur, Toor Dal, and Arhar Dal are some of the native names for Yellow Pigeon Peas, which originated in India. It’s frequently grown in tropical and semi-tropical climates. India is the world’s largest producer of yellow pigeon peas, accounting for 80% of global production. It is widely consumed, primarily in South Asia, and is a key source of protein for the Indian subcontinent.

Yellow pigeon peas are a popular pulse in India, where they constitute a significant source of protein in a predominantly vegetarian diet. It is a key component of animal feed in West Africa, where it is also produced. Leaves, pods, seeds, and seed processing leftovers are used to feed a variety of cattle.