Pulses are good for you and for the planet

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Pulses is the botanical name for all types of dried beans, peas, lentils and chickpeas. They are healthy, nutritious, affordable and sustainable!

Pulses are rich sources of protein and also come with essential micronutrients including iron, zinc, magnesium and folate. Besides, pulses are low in cholesterol, fat and sodium, which all contribute to heart and blood issues.

Pulses have a low carbon footprint, because they require no nitrogen fertiliser, which can result in less greenhouse gas emissions and less water pollution from crop production. They are very water-efficient and they help enrich soil health, leaving nutrients behind and supporting healthy and diverse farm systems.

Pulses are also an affordable source of protein, and will help you make great savings!

Finally, because they are dry, you can buy your beans, lentils and peas in bulk shops, with zero packaging and zero waste. 😉 Easy!

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