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Pulse Crops

split peas & chickpeas
split peas & chickpeas
Pulses, which include chickpeas/garbanzo beans, dry peas and lentils, are increasingly being recognized for their role in promoting good health. Researchers have reported that regular consumption of pulses may reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and certain types of cancer. Pulses are a versatile, easy-to-prepare ingredient that can be used in entrees, salads, breads and desserts.

This educational website provides:

  • Publications - Learn the benefits of regularly consuming pulses as part of a healthy diet and recipe ideas for adding them to your menus.
  • Teaching Materials - Resources for educators.
  • Research - Read the latest research associated with chickpeas, split peas and lentils.
  • Quantity Recipes - Large scale recipes to be used in foodservice facilities or with large groups.
  • Standard Recipes - Recipes for the at-home-cook.
  • Videos - Recipe demonstrations.

Development of many of the materials on this website was made possible, in part, with funding from the Northern Pulse Growers Association.

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