Discover 10 lesser known facts about World Pulses Day 2023, 10 February.

By Gkbooks 9 February, 2023

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Pulses day first proposed by Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa.

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Pulses, commonly referred to as legumes, are the edible seeds of plants belonging to the legume family.

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United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) acknowledges 11 categories of pulses.

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Compared to cereals, which are abundant in carbohydrates, pulses are particularly rich in protein and fiber.

In recognition of the value of pulses, the United Nations declared 2016 as the International Year of Pulses (IYP).

The 2023 World Pulses Day theme is “Pulses for a Sustainable Future”.

Among pulses, chickpeas are commonly referred to as the "King of Pulses," while peas are often referred to as the "Queen of Pulses.

 India is the leading producer of pulses globally, accounting for a quarter (25%) of the world's total output.

Among pulses, Fava Beans contain the highest level of protein, with a concentration of approximately 26.12 g per 100 g.

Lentils, a type of pulse crop, are often referred to as the "poor man's meat" due to their high protein content, fiber, and low-fat content.