Grown in our backyard? ...Canadian Pulses!
Canada is one of the world’s largest producers and also the world’s largest exporter of pulses. While it might get a little chilly for us in the winter, Canada has the ideal climate for growing pulses as our cold winters help decrease crop diseases and insects, as well as maintain quality storage conditions on the farm. See what types of pulses are grown near you on the map below!
Not only is eating local foods great for the environment, but pulse crops themselves are good for the environment! Pulse crops are one of the most sustainable sources of protein in the world. Research has shown that pulse crops use about half the total fossil fuel of other field crops because they they create their own nitrogen from the atmosphere so using nitrogen fertilizer is not necessary. So when you’re eating products made with pulses, you are making an environmentally friendly food choice.