Today is world pulse day,10 February



What are pulses, you ask? Also known as legumes, they’re edible seeds of leguminous plants cultivated for food. Dried beans, lentils and peas are most commonly known & consumed types. Not only are pulses packed with nutrients & have a high protein content, pulses help farmers because they can sell them OR consume them, leading to household food security & creates economic stability.

Pulses have environmental benefits as well: They help reduce dependency on synthetic fertilizers because they’re nitrogen-fixing – which improves soil fertility, and when used for intercropping & cover crops, farmers can also promote farm & soil biodiversity.

Pulses are part of the planet’s rich variety of food sources and biodiversity. They’re also important to our health & can help fight climate change.

Reasons why we should all include pulses in our diet

Low in fat and contain no cholesterol

  •  Low in sodium
  • Plant-based protein
  • Good source of iron
  • High in potassium
  • About AGT Foods

AGT is a value-added pulse, staple food and ingredient processor for export and domestic markets. Through its offices and processing facilities located in some of the best agricultural growing regions in Canada, the U.S., Turkey, China, Australia and South Africa and merchandising and sales offices in the U.K., the Netherlands and Spain, AGT produces a full range of pulses and specialty crops including lentils, peas, chickpeas, beans and canary seed as well as food ingredients such as pulse flours, proteins, starches and fibres. Its subsidiary in Turkey, the Arbel Group, produces staple foods such as Arbella Pasta, rice and milled wheat products, including bulgur and semolina. In South Africa AGT Foods represents the Retail, Hospitality, Spices, Ingredients, Popcorn, Bakery and Protein Divisions.