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Pulse on Health: Garden-Based Pulse Nutrition and Biology Grade 4 Curriculum

      Pulse crops, which include dry edible beans, peas, chickpeas (garbanzo beans), and lentils, are included within the large botanical family of legumes noted for bearing their fruits in pods. Pulses are a rich source of energy, protein, fiber, low-glycemic-index carbohydrates, and B vitamins and minerals. Incorporating more pulse crops could improve overall dietary quality.
      • Mitchell DC
      • Lawrence FR
      • Hartman TJ
      • Curran JM
      Consumption of dry beans, peas, and lentils could improve diet quality in the US population.
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      • Campos-Vega R
      • Loarca-Piña G
      • Oomah BD
      Minor components of pulses and their potential impact on human health.
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