In many countries, pulses are part of the cultural heritage and are consumed on a regular or even daily basis. In other parts of the world, they hardly garner a mention except when served in a soup on a cold winter’s day. However, these tiny, multi-coloured seeds have been one of nature’s nutritious foods since time began. Find out why you should include pulses in your diet.
World Pulses Day is a great opportunity to heighten public awareness of the nutritional benefits of eating pulses. They contribute to sustainable food systems and a #ZeroHunger world.
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International days and weeks are occasions to educate the public on issues of concern, to mobilize political will and resources to address global problems, and to celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity. The existence of international days predates the establishment of the United Nations, but the UN has embraced them as a powerful advocacy tool. We also mark other UN observances.