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The Heart of Healthy Food

Pulses have been part of the world's cuisine for centuries, dating back to the exotic spice trading days. But the ancients who first cultivated these soil-enriching crops as early as 6,000 B.C. wouldn't have guessed they were growing the world's first superfood.

Pulses are the nutritional packed seeds of legumes and include dry peas, lentils and chickpeas. Today they continue to form the foundation of healthy diets in the Mediterranean, India, Africa, Australia, the Middle East and South America.

In this section you will find information on the nutritional value of pulse crops as well as resources on cooking/baking with pulses and recipes.