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Agricultural producers around the globe celebrated a critical crop last week with World Pulses Day on Feb. 10shortSeoGoogleHead.

Pulses — chickpeas, dry beans, lentils, dry peas, lupins and other legumes — are a pivotal and growing global marketarticleRelatedInlinePrimary, said Daryl Domitruk, the executive director for Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growerss already fragile and underfunded health system t.

This has been shown by the attention they have received from the United Nations. The plants are important from a nutritional perspective because they play a major role in the diets of people across the globe — especially in areas where meat is less readily available.

“They have a long history of providing protein and nutrition to these populations and lately their value in western diets, for example, populations like Canada, their value is a great source of protein and fibre,” Domitruk said. “Their importance is truly global.”

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