Common Pulse Varieties

Chickpeas (garbanzo beans)

Kabuli

Desi

Lentils

Green

Red

Small Brown

French Green

Black

Dry Peas

Split Green

Split Yellow

Whole Green

Whole Yellow

Beans

Adzuki

Black

Blackeye Peas

Kidney (Dark Red)

Kidney (Light Red)

Great Northern

Navy

Pinto

Fava

Small Red

Mung

Lima

Cranberry

Pink

Pulse vs. Legume – What’s the Difference?

Pulses are part of the legume family, but the term “pulse” refers only to the dried seed. Dry peas, edible beans, lentils and chickpeas are the most common varieties of pulses. Pulses are very high in protein and fiber, and are low in fat. Like their cousins in the legume family, pulses are nitrogen-fixing crops that improve the environmental sustainability of annual cropping systems.