What are pulses, you ask? Also known as legumes, they’re edible seeds of leguminous plants cultivated for food. Dried beans, lentils and peas are most commonly known & consumed types. Not only are pulses packed with nutrients & have a high protein content, but pulses also assist farmers as they can sell them OR consume them, leading to household food security & creates economic stability.

Pulses have environmental benefits as well: They help reduce dependency on synthetic fertilizers because they’re nitrogen-fixing – which improves soil fertility, and when used for intercropping & cover crops, farmers can also promote farm & soil biodiversity.

Pulses are part of the planet’s rich variety of food sources and biodiversity. They’re also important to our health & can help fight climate change.

Reasons why we should all include pulses in our diet

Low in fat and contain no cholesterol

 Low in sodium

Plant-based protein

Good source of iron

High in potassium