Pulses are good for nutrition

Pulses are good for you, beneficial to farmers’ livelihoods and have a positive impact on the environment. It is clear that even though dried beans, lentils and peas have been around for centuries, they will play a fundamental role in our sustainable future.

8 pulses you should be eating, why they’re good for you and how to cook them

If you’ve been ignoring pulses in your diet, now is a good time to appreciate them, considering the UN General Assembly declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses.

Pulses, the superfood to watch out for 👉

Not only are they a good low-fat source of protein, minerals (such as iron and zinc) and B-vitamins such as folate, research suggests that their high fibre content can help lower bad cholesterol levels (LDL) and decrease the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes.


The United Nations declared 10 February World Pulses Day, keeping alive the positive momentum surrounding these healthy, nutritious and protein-rich legumes after FAO’s successful International Year of Pulses Campaign in 2016.

They are our delicious ally in achieving food security, reducing malnutrition and creating a #ZeroHunger world.