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, pulses help farmers because 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