Pulse crops are super foods and super ingredients, delicious and nutritious in both their whole and processed forms. Pulses are a great way to add fiber, protein, and vitamins and minerals to everyday foods at home, in school lunches, and on restaurant dishes.
Pulses represent an opportunity for culinary artisanry, from which European, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and South Asian cultures’ food traditions can be followed - or borrowed to create global fusion foods.
Utilization of pulse flours and fractionated pulse ingredients in food manufacturing is an emerging trend. Pulse ingredients are being utilized in an increasing number of products, including pasta, breakfast cereal, snack food, deep frozen dishes, dressings, extruded bakery products, cookies, crackers, sauces, instant soups, and puddings.
Cook with Pulses
Visit www.cookingwithpulses.com to discover delicious ways to eat well by incoporating pulses into your meals. We also have a great list of pulse recipe resources on our MT Department of Agriculture site.
Get kids excited about Pulses
Not sure how to get kids exciting about eating more beans and lentils? www.poweredbypulses.org has tons of creative ways to engage youth in eating pulses - and liking them!
Resolve to eat more Pulses in 2016
The United Nations has proclaimed 2016 the International Year of Pulses.
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