Brazil celebrated the Pulse Day with a lot of passion. Ibrafe, Beans and Pulses Brazilian Institute, began a large campaign a few months earlier to inform people about the beans history, kinds of beans, the importance of eating this food, what the pulses are and more. This campaign happened basically on Facebook.

Safia and Surinder of Pure Punjabi cooking

By Safia Hothi-Bellamy of Pure Punjabi

Growing up predominately within an Indian vegetarian culture, I grew up with every variety of dhal cooked all year round. Having meat-free Mondays or ‘anydays’ was completely normal and I cannot imagine a diet without pulses. The versatility and variety of pulses, and the fact that they are so great for carrying other flavours, means the choice of both savoury and sweet dishes is endless.

By Argiro Barbarigou.

In Greece Falafel is becoming the new Souvlaki

Opening remarks by Andar Mamdani, Counsellor (Development) at Permanent Mission of Canada to the UN
January 18, 2017

We’re very pleased to welcome all of you to today’s lunch to both celebrate Global Pulse Day, and to mark the conclusion of a very successful International Year of Pulses. Today we will be celebrating with a meal of pulses — from start to finish — and during each course, you will be hearing a little about the important legacies of the International Year of Pulses.

Dishes from Myanmar's Global Pulse Day 2017 Celebrations

By Hla Hla Kyi, Zawgyi Premier Co., Ltd
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Global Pulse Day in Myanmar was celebrated on January 17, 2017 with the participation of Government Officials, members of the Chamber of Commerce, processors, exporters, traders from the pulses industry and journalists. The event was organized jointly by YRCCI (Yangon Region Chambers of Commerce and Industry) and MPBSA (Myanmar Pulses, Beans and Sesame Association).

Tuscan Bean Salad and Tuscan Bean Soup by Carmy

By Carmy. This post originally appeared on

Have you bean looking for some protein packed lunch ideas? To celebrate Global Pulse Day, here are two pulse based recipes that are great for getting your protein and fibre in!