Today, Feb. 10, the global community celebrates the World Pulses Day.
This year’s theme is: “Nutritious Seeds for a Sustainable Future.”
What are pulses? Also known as legumes, pulses are the edible seeds of leguminous plants cultivated for food.
The most commonly known and consumed types of pulses are dried beans, lentils and peas.
“World Pulses Day is an opportunity to raise awareness of the nutritional benefits of pulses and their contribution to sustainable food systems and a world without hunger,” the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
FAO said pulses are critical in addressing the challenges of poverty, food security, human health and nutrition, soil health and environment.
In 2019, the UN General Assembly proclaimed Feb. 10 as the World Pulses Day.