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What is a pulse?

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A pulse is another name for a number of dried legume seeds from pod plants including kidney beans, chickpeas, peas, lentils, soybeans and peanuts. Because they pack high energy and low water content, pulses can be stored easily for long periods (unlike fresh vegetables). Mixed with grains and fresh vegetables, they are a vital source of vegetarian protein. Pulses are also cheap, making them a popular ingredient around the world, frequently eaten in everyday dishes like Indian dal.