World Pulses Day

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2023 Date10 February 2023
2024 Date10 February 2024
World Pulses Day

World Pulses Day History

World Pulses Day seeks to promote the dry, edible seeds. Pulses are part of the legume family and consist of chickpeas, lentils, and dry peas and beans. According to the U.N, pulses are important as a crop because they provide farmers with food security and help improve soil fertility and biodiversity. They are also a good source of nutrition.

World Pulse Day was established in 2019 by the U.N General Assembly. It is observed annually on February 10th.

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World Pulses Day Facts

  • Pulses are considered a superfood. They have zero cholesterol, low fat, and they are a great source of protein and fiber. According to, pulses are also one of the most cost-effective proteins. It is estimated that one serving costs just $0.10.
  • The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN recognizes 11 different types of pulses: dry beans, dry broad beans, dry peas, chickpeas, cow peas, pigeon peas, lentils, Bambara beans, vetches, lupins, and pulses nes (not elsewhere specified).
  • According to, the first evidence of pulses dates back 11,000 years ago to the Fertile Crescent. This is a region in the Middle East that was home to early human civilizations.
  • Pulses with the most protein per 1/2 cup are:
    1) Great Norther Beans - 9.7 grams
    2) Lentils - 9 grams
    3) Split Peas - 8.2 grams
    4) Black Beans - 7.6 grams

World Pulses Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Learn more about pulses and their benefits with an educational video by the FAO.
  • Discover tasty pulse recipes.
  • Learn about the Global Pulse Confederation, a not for profit hoping to create an inclusive global pulse organization.

World Pulses Day References and Related Sites Pulses What are Pulses?
UN: World Pulses Day

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