Pulse Canada is the national association of growers, traders and processors of Canadian pulses, also known as lentils, dry peas, beans and chickpeas. Canada is the world’s largest supplier of pulses, with Canadian pulses reaching more than 130 countries.
Pulses and pulse ingredients can help food manufacturers improve the nutritional and functional quality of food products. Pulses are a low-fat source of protein, fibre and many other key nutrients like iron, folate and potassium. Scientific evidence links pulse consumption to strategies for preventing and managing diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Pulses are also water-efficient, low-carbon crops that help contribute to soil health.