World Pulse Day Resources

Did you know?

Although used interchangeably, the terms “legumes,” “pulses,” and “beans” are three different things. A legume refers to the whole plant from the Fabaceae family that would include its leaves, stems, and pods. A pulse is the edible seed from a legume plant. Pulses include beans, lentils, and peas. For example, a pea pod is a legume, but the pea inside the pod is the pulse. The pulse is typically what ends up on our dinner plate, while the entire legume has additional environmental benefits (below). And let’s not forget beans, like kidney, black, pinto, navy, chickpeas, etc. which are just different types of pulses!

Did you know?

Pulses are a nutritious and sustainable meat alternative, and can play a key role in future healthy and sustainable diets. Recognised for their nitrogen-fixing properties, legume crops facilitate a regenerative effect, improving soil fertility and reducing greenhouse gas emissions via a reduction in the use of fertilisers.

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