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Pulses are nutritional powerhouses. They are very high in fibre, a good source of protein, are low in fat, and are packed with essential nutrients. Pulses are also gluten-free, making them an excellent choice for the 1 in 133 people with Celiac disease or gluten-intolerance.

This section includes information on the health and nutritional benefits of pulses, tips for cooking with them and details about research that is underway.

Pulses are nutritional powerhouses.



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The Pulse Innovation Project: Growing Pulse Markets showcases Pulse Canada’s “Pulse Innovation Project”. The video highlights human clinical research funded by Canada's pulse industry to investigate the link between consumption of beans, peas, lentils and chickpeas and prevention of chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Research also demonstrates how food companies can use these healthy, environmentally-friendly ingredients in food products. The Pulse Innovation Project has already caught the attention of organizations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, one of the world's largest philanthropic organizations. Watch the video to find out why!

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