Canadian Pulses

What is a Pulse

Pulses are edible seeds from the legume family. They are very high in protein and fibre, and low in fat. Pulses are nitrogen-fixing crops that improve the environmental sustainability of cropping systems.

Canadian Pulse Story

The Canadian pulse industry continues to thrive and receive significant investment.


Canadian pulses like peas, lentils and beans have a low carbon footprint and can provide sustainability benefits for food product formulation.

Nutrition & Health

Pulses and pulse ingredients are increasingly being recognized as an excellent source of plant protein, but they’re also an important source of other nutrients.

Making Nutrient Label Claims

Incorporating pulses and pulse ingredients into food products can improve the nutritional profile of the product and may even help it qualify for label claims, including protein claims.