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Pulses and why they are so good for you

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Pulses include beans, lentils and peas.

They are a low-fat source of protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals, and are especially great for vegetarians in getting the nutrients they need.

Pulses include all beans, peas and lentils, such as:

  • baked beans
  • red, green, yellow and brown lentils
  • chickpeas (chana or garbanzo beans)
  • garden peas
  • black-eyed peas
  • runner beans
  • broad beans (fava beans)
  • kidney beans, butter beans (Lima beans), haricots, cannellini beans, flageolet beans, pinto beans and borlotti beans

Pulses are a great source of protein which is so important for anyone not eating meat, fish or dairy. Pulses are a brilliant source of iron and fibre which reduces the risk of heart disease.

What more reason do you need to eat this great food? 

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