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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