International year of pulses 2016

The UN  General Assembly has endorsed the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) that 2016 is the International Year of Pulses

International Year of Pulses Logo includes a spoon silhouette and various beans.

According to the FAO site 

The Year will create a unique opportunity to encourage connections throughout the food chain that would better utilize pulse-based proteins, further global production of pulses, better utilize crop rotations and address the challenges in the trade of pulses.

Source reference

Pulses provide a dried source of nutrient that has an excellent shelf life but do require some preparation such as soaking in water to be used in a variety of dishes.


Uncooked/dry Kidney Beans are a classic example of pulses. image: Prathyush Thomas wikipedia

See also Pulses