Pulses – an inexpensive source of protein

Pulses are an inexpensive source of protein—a crucial component of any healthy diet, but especially in poorer areas where meat, dairy and fish are economically inaccessible. The protein obtained from pulses is significantly less expensive compared to animal foods. Pulses can also serve as a source of income, as smallholder farmers who grow pulses can sell them at markets, or process them to create added-value products, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)


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