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Suma support the UN International Year of Pulses

Submitted by on January 6, 2016 – 3:45 pmOne Comment

Lentils and Pulses

Today is the official global launch of the UN International Year of Pulses.

In December 2013, the United Nations General Assembly (UN) voted unanimously to declare
2016 the International Year of Pulses. The IYP 2016 aims to heighten public awareness of the nutritional benefits of pulses as part of sustainable food production aimed towards food security and nutrition.

At Suma HQ we’ve been celebrating pulses since our humble beginnings. Pulses were Suma’s first love and remain a constant. And for good reason: pulses provide an affordable and healthy source of protein and fibre, as well as vitamins and minerals. They offer a simple, nutritious and sustainable alternative to meat for people across the world.

Sustainability is key and food security is one of the main objectives of this International Year of Pulses.

Pulses can contribute significantly in addressing hunger, food security, malnutrition, environmental challenges and human health” states UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Many pulse crops are adapted to dry environments, being water-efficient. They also enrich soil health, are nitrogen-fixing and overall have a lower carbon footprint than other crops.

Pulses are versatile and delicious, with hundreds of varieties to choose from. At Suma we offer a wide range of pulses. With lentils, chickpeas and kidney beans being creatively transformed in soups, curries, stews, salads and cakes your menus will never be boring.

So there are many reasons to celebrate the International Year of Pulses! #IYP 2016
For more information on the International year of Pulses Campaign visit http://iyp2016.org/ and http://www.pulses.org/

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