Join us in preparing to celebrate 2016 as the International Year of Pulses!

The United Nations has declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses! Pulses are legumes raised for their seed crop. They include lentils, dry beans, dry peas, chickpeas ( also known as garbanzo beans), lupini, and cowpeas, among other legume seed crops that are better known in Africa and Asia. Pulses are hardy and drought-tolerant. They are delicious and nutritious, excellent sources of fiber, protein, and iron, that are easy to cook.

As is true for other leguminous crops, pulses benefit from a mutualistic symbiosis with root-nodulating, nitrogen-fixing bacteria known as rhizobia.

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