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February 10, 2020

World Pulses Day today

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February 10, 2020

Islamabad : Like other parts of the globe World Pulses Day will be marked in Pakistan on February 10 to raise awareness about the benefits of pulses including chickpeas, dry beans, lentils and dry peas for people and for the planet.

Pulses Sustainable food for a sustainable future World Pulses Day is a designated United Nations global event to recognize the importance of pulses (chickpeas, dry beans, lentils, dry peas and lupins among others) as a global food.

It has been proclaimed on February 10 of each year since 2019 by the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 20, 2018. This celebration is a recognition of the decisive role that pulses can play in achieving the comprehensive, far-reaching and people-centred set of universal and transformative goals and targets of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a plan of action that seeks to strengthen universal peace.

Pulses, also known as legumes, are the edible seeds of leguminous plants cultivated for food.

Dried beans, lentils and peas are the most commonly known and consumed types of pulses.

Staples dishes and cuisines from across the world feature pulses, from hummus in the Mediterranean (chick peas), to a traditional full English breakfast (baked navy beans) to Indian dal (peas or lentils).

Pulses do not include crops that are harvested green (e.g. green peas, green beans) these are classified as vegetable crops.

Also excluded are those crops used mainly for oil extraction (e.g. soybean and groundnuts) and leguminous crops that are used exclusively for sowing purposes (e.g. seeds of clover and alfalfa).

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