World Pulses Day – all you need to know!
World Pulses Day

World Pulses Day – all you need to know!

World Pulses Day – all you need to know!

What is World Pulses Day?

World Pulses Day is an opportunity to celebrate the role that powerful pulses – such as beans, chickpeas and lentils – play in addressing the challenges of poverty, food security, nutrition, soil health and climate change.

The campaign is by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, which says: “This celebration presents a unique opportunity to raise public awareness about pulses and the fundamental role they play in the transformation to more efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agri-food systems for better production, better nutrition, a better environment, and a better life, leaving no one behind.”

Read on to learn some more about these nutrient-dense food superheroes!


What are the benefits of pulses?

Pulses are one of nature’s nutritious foods, and they are great to eat all year round.

What’s more, the high nutrient content make pulses a great choice for vegetarians and vegans to ensure they’re getting adequate amounts of protein, minerals and vitamins.


Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of powerful pulses.


  1. Pulses are naturally low in fat


  1. Pulses contain no cholesterol


  1. Pulses are low in sodium


  1. Pulses are a fantastic source of plant-based protein. Just 100 grams of dry lentils contain an amazing 25 grams of protein!


  1. Pulses are a good source of iron


  1. Pulses are high in potassium – which helps support heart health and muscular and digestive functions


  1. Pulses are a great source of folate – a B-vitamin which is essential to nervous system function


  1. Pulses are a low glycaemic index food – helping to stabilise blood sugar and insulin levels


  1. Pulses are among the top high fibre foods


  1. Pulses are naturally gluten-free!


Eco Natural Products and World Pulses Day

From lentil crisps and organic chickpea pasta to tinned lentils and organic red kidney beans, the Eco Natural Products pulses collection features a diverse range of powerful pulses-based products to support you this World Pulses Day – and beyond!

Explore the collection and discover a new powerful pulses favourite. 


More information about World Pulses Day

More information about World Pulses Day including recipe ideas and details on how to get children to eat pulses, can be found at the website of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations.  


World Pulses Day poster.



The sources used in the writing of this article can be found at:

The United Nations


Please note: This article is for informational purposes only. Eco Natural Products is not responsible for the nature of any external content or third party links.






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