As Bernie Sanders would say this is "huge". The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations haas declared 2016 as the International Year of the Pulses The aim of this campaign is to increase awareness of the nutritional value of Pulses as part of our diet,
So what are Pulses. They are the seeds of plants in the legume family and include beans, lentils, chickpeas and dry beans. They are rich in protein, fiber, potassium, magnesium, B vitamins as well as phytochemicals. Studies have linked regular consumption of these foods to improved blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and better blood sugar control
Pulses are a nutritional bargain because they pack so much nutrition and so few calories in a small package. They are a financial bargain because they are relatively inexpensive. If you are one of those who will just not eat beans of any kind, you should reconsider and give one of the pulses another try.