In our world today, there is a constant desire to live healthy based on nutritious diet that is accessible and affordable; The United Nations General Assembly chose 10th of February as World Pulses Day because Pulses which are known as legumes fit perfectly into this description as they are foods that are very easy to buy and at the same time help to prevent diseases.
Pulses are foods categorized as legumes; they are seeds of leguminous plants that safe to eat, for example, peas, dried beans and so on. They are cultivated in different parts of the world and are part of several staple dishes and cuisines globally. The nutritional value of pulses is enormous ranging from the fact that they are rich in soluble fibre contains a high amount of protein and are low in fat. Pulses help to reduce cholesterol in the body thereby helping to avoid many other health challenges.
The benefits of Pulses are far beyond just its nutritional value and health advantages, Pulses contributes amazingly to the economic stability of the world, it assures food security as those who grow them can both sell and also eat them. Pulses also help to improve the fertility of the soil thereby increasing the productivity of farmlands; they also help to keep harmful pests and diseases away from farm produce.
Peace and Conflict Resolution Resource Centre (PEACrEc) shares the opinion that food security is an integral and important part of the overall security of any nation which is the reason we celebrate this World Pulses Day holding on strongly to our belief that pulses have amazing capacity to contribute immensely to the achievements of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.