Pulses are lentils, beans, peas, and chickpeas.
They are the food of the future and the food that makes a difference, contributing to the global impact for better health, nutrition, and sustainability
Better Health and Nutrition
Pulses are a high source of protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals, and are low in fat and sodium. Pulses help lower cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar levels and decrease the risk of heart disease and assist with weight management.
Better Environmental Sustainability
Pulse crops improve water efficiency, decrease greenhouse gas emissions, enrich quality of soil, and contribute to a low carbon footprint.
Better Economic Stability
Pulses create stronger food security, reduce price volatility, and create higher return to the world's growers. They are a more affordable source of protein and will play a major role in meeting the food needs of the world's growing population.
Canada is the world's largest exporter of lentils and one of the largest producers of pulses in the world.
The majority of Canadian pulses are grown in the prairie provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba and are exported and shared all over the globe.