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By Mae Smith
Columnist 

It's the International Year of the Pulses

 

September 14, 2016



When I first heard that 2016 was designated by the United Nations as International Year of the Pulses I thought, ‘Pulse, like a heartbeat?’

I was wrong. They were not talking about a heartbeat. Pulses are legumes like beans, peas and lentils. Dry beans, which are a pulse, are grown in the Big Horn Basin. Many pulses are also major components of cover crops and others are found on native rangelands.

A whole year was dedicated to these amazing plant parts for many reasons.

1. Pulses are healthy to eat. They are a good source of protein, fiber, carbohydrates and minerals.

2. Pulses are ine...



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