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What are pulses?

Pulses are part of the legume family, but the term “pulse” refers only to the dried seed.

Dried peas, edible beans, lentils and chickpeas are the most common varieties of pulses.

Pulses are very high in protein and fibre, and are low in fat.

Pulses are defined because they have a low oil content compared with the other legumes in the family.

Pulse comes from the Latin”puls” that means thick soup. 

Soybeans and peanuts are legumes but not pulses because of their high oil content.  

Pulses are super high proteins and an excellent source of dietary fibre.

Pulses will keep you full longer and will help with weight management.





Lentil Gnocchi:



½ cup of lentils 

1 cup of water

Pinch of salt

¾ cup of flour plus more if needed 

½ teaspoon dried rosemary

115gr soft goat’s cheese




Bring lentils to boil in water and salt and then simmer for 25-30 minutes.

Mix all the ingredients together and make gnocchi shapes