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PULSES – THE PROTEIN IN OUR DIET
Did you know hundreds of different varieties of Pulses are grown around the globe? Pulses, Edible Seeds of plants in the legume family, are a wonder food in many ways. They are protein-rich, fiber-laden and have high levels of minerals such as iron, zinc, and phosphorous as well as folate and other B-vitamins.
Growing pulses promotes sust ainable agriculture, as Pulse Crops help decrease greenhouse gases, increase soil health, and use less water than other crops. Pulses Manufacturers in more than 170 countries grow and export pulses. There are 11 key varieties -lentils, Dry Beans, Dry Broad Beans, Dry Peas, Chickpeas, Cow Peas, Pigeon Peas, Bambara Beans, Vetches, Lupins and Pulses, as per Food and Agricultural Organization classification. Pulses come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors (brown, green, and red, black, yellow), and can be consumed in many forms including whole or split, or ground into flour.
Indian Pulses can be categorized as Whole Pulse, Split Pulse and split pulse with skin removed. Dal may be a split version of lentils, peas, chickpeas (chana) or kidney beans. If a pulse is split into half, it becomes a dal. For example, Moong Dal Exporters will tell you that what we know as ‘moong’ dal, is split moong beans.
Developing countries account for 95% of global Chickpeas Production. It was initially a subsistence crop which has transformed into an internationally traded commodity and source of income for Chickpeas Wholesalers and Retailers in various countries.
Another popular pulses variety, Kidney Beans, are known for cholesterol-lowering fiber, and the fiber content can help prevent blood sugar levels from rising too rapidly after a meal. Kidney Beans are suited for simmered dishes which help absorb the flavors of seasonings with which they are cooked. Rajma served with rice being a popular dish in North India, a large number of Kidney Beans (Rajma) Traders can be found in the region.
Toor & Arhar Dal Suppliers will confirm that Toor Dal is known by a number of names, and ranks among most widely consumed Dal in India. Depending on the region, its name could be Arhar Dal, Tuvar Dal, Toovar Dal, Yellow Dal (Peeli Dal) and as Yellow Pigeon Peas in English. The key ingredient in Sambar is Toor Dal. In Northern India, it is the key ingredient to make Arhar Dal Fry served with Rotis, while in the East, Arhar Dal goes well with plain rice and Begun Bhaja.
Tammy Trade has its own healthy spread of Pulses featured on the portal - nearly 300 products and 12 varieties at last count. The products are sourced from over 40 locations in India and from Africa. In case you wish to place a bulk order, or list your product, all you have to do is join the Tammy Trade family as a Genuine Buyer or Verified Seller. Talk to our Relationship Managers on the toll free number to initiate and complete your registration.