What types of pulses are there and where can I find them?Pulses come in both dry and canned forms. Canned beans such as black, kidney (white and red), navy and pinto, as well as canned chickpeas and lentils can be found in your grocer’s canned vegetable aisle or in the ethnic foods aisle.
In dry form, both whole and split yellow and green peas are available as well as red and green lentils and many types of beans and chickpeas. Dry pulses can also be found in the ethnic foods aisle, or alongside other dry goods such as rice and pasta.
Pulse flours are increasingly available in grocery stores, health and bulk food stores. Commonly found pulse flours include black or whole bean and chickpea. Pulse flours can be used in baking and are especially convenient for those who are celiac or gluten-intolerant. Pulse flours can be used to boost the nutritional profile of baked goods as they have a higher protein, fibre and folate content than wheat flour.