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 being exported to 130 countries around the world. Pulse Canada works to increase the profitability of the Canadian pulse industry by delivering programs that maximize revenue of Canadian pulse industry stakeholders and optimize costs associated with growing, moving and marketing Canadian pulses.
Pulses are an essential part of a healthy and sustainable diet. They 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 that manage risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Pulses are also water-efficient, low-carbon crops that help contribute to soil health.