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What is a Pulse?

Fast Fact:  Did you know that Canada is the number 1 exporter of pulses in the world? But wait a second, what is a pulse besides the measure of a person’s heartbeat?! The word “pulse” is derived from the Latin word “puls” meaning “thick soup”.  Basically, pulses are the edible seeds of plants in the “legume” family. Pulses vs. Legume: Legume: The plants whose fruit is enclosed in a pod (ie. Peas, beans, lupins, soy and peanuts) Pulse: Member of the legume family, but the term “pulse” only refers to the dried seed (ie: dried peas, lentils and chickpeas). Nutritional Powerhouse of the Pulse Pulses are an excellent addition to your diet!  They are a rich source of dietary fibre, this helps you feel full and...

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