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Pulses and Protein

Health professionals have long recognized that pulses are a valuable source of protein. Many have been surprised to learn only chickpeas could have the words ‘high in protein’ on a food label … until now.

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Pulses and Environmental
Sustainability

Pulse Canada is pleased to have recently added an in depth overview of sustainable agriculture and the contribution of pulses to its website (www.pulsecanada.com). Sustainable development is an important component of business as consumers and companies are becoming more focused on the impact of the products they demand and supply. Agriculture is no different, and one could argue that due to the importance of food to our society and the tremendous population growth taking place, it is even more relevant.

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2012 National Mission:
ImPULSEible Competition

On June 27, the 2012 National Mission: ImPULSEible competition took the stage in Montreal, Quebec. Six teams pitched inspiring pulse-based dishes to a panel of judges and an audience filled with representatives of the international pulse and special crops industry. The event, which kicked off the 26th annual Canadian Special Crops Association (CSCA) Convention, featured an array of sweet and savory dishes that demonstrate.

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Recruitment for Two New
Clinical Trials Underway

Two human clinical trials are underway to determine how increased pulse consumption affects two significant health issues – high cholesterol and blood sugar control.

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British Journal of Nutrition – Special
Supplement on Pulse Research

A special supplement to the highly regarded British Journal of Nutrition (BJN) is adding further evidence to the importance of “eating your peas”. BJN Volume 108, Supplement S1, “The Nutritional Value and Health Benefits of Pulses for Obesity, Diabetes, Heart Disease and Cancer”, features 16 new articles including both reviews and original research, focused on the latest developments in pulse nutrition and health.

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Beet & Bean Borscht Soup Recipe

Looking for a tasty, healthy fall recipe? Try this fantastic soup!

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