Nutrition & Health
Pulses like beans, peas, lentils and chickpeas are one of nature’s most complete foods. This is due to their dense nutritional profile of plant protein, complex carbohydrates, minerals, antioxidants, vitamins, and fiber.They are also low in sodium and cholesterol. Plant protein is a powerhouse of nutrition. Moreover, the USDA has categorized them as both a vegetable and a protein!
For example, adding pulses to any diet may support weight loss due to the amount of water, protein, and fiber. The recommended number of cups adults should consume per week is one to three. In fact, each 1/2 cup serving of pulses can have as much as 9 grams of protein. By filling up on plant based protein some of the health benefits will include lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, improved blood sugar, lower rate of Cancer, and weight loss. Equally important they are perfect for people on gluten-free, vegetarian, diabetic, or weight control diets.
Because they are legumes, pulses are very nutritious. Consequently, they are a significant source of protein, carbohydrates, dietary fiber, , vitamins and minerals.
Most importantly, scientific studies show that regular consumption of has preventative effects. Consuming a one-cup portion of pulses daily may reduce LDL cholesterol levels and help lower blood pressure. As a result, eating them can help with metabolic disease. They also contain certain plant chemicals called ‘phytochemicals’. These can help lower the risk of some types of cancer and other diseases.
History & Future
According to United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), these types of crops are harvested for their dry seeds. To point out, pulse cultivation goes back over 5,000 years to India, Mesopotamia, Egypt and Switzerland. As a matter of fact, dry beans like Kidney beans and Lima beans, Peas, Chickpeas, Black-Eyed Peas and Lentils are all pulses.
The FAO says that pulses are an important part of human nutrition. In addition, the FAO even declared 2016 The International Year of Pulses. The year-long campaign highlighted how affordable, healthy, and nutritious they are. Furthermore, the FAO hopes to encourage more extensive planting of pulses for greater food security around the world. As well as being good for our nutritional diet, pulses and other legumes are ‘nitrogen fixers’ which add nutrients back into the soil.
Because they are easy to prepare, pulses can be used in a wide range of cuisines and dishes. They are also versatile and ideal ingredients for soups, salads, entrees, salads, breads and even some desserts. Most of all, cooking them takes about the same amount of time as it takes to prepare pasta and rice.
F.Garcia Wholesale & Export specializes marketing many pulse crops such as USA beans, lentils, chickpeas, and peas. Our company markets the following bean varieties – Pintos, Blacks, Navy, and Small Red beans. We package in several sizes ready for food service and export clients. Dried edible beans are healthy food grown in different regions across the United States. Our company takes pride in working with the best growers and processors across the country who’s commitment is to deliver the highest quality pulse crops in the world.
Would you like to place an order or find out further information? We have pallet minimum quantities on all products. Shipping options include less than truckload, full truckload, inter-modal, container, and ocean vessel. Packing sizes are 20 LB. 25 LB. 50 LB. 100 LB. super sack totes, and bulk. We offer several varieties for origination such as Chickpeas, Lentils, Green Split Peas, and Yellow Split Peas are available upon request.
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