New "Made With Pulses" seal help consumers identify products made with pulse ingredients

The Global Pulse Confederation today introduced the Pulse Brand and ‘Made with Pulses’ seal at the IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo. The Pulse Brand and ‘Made with Pulses’ seal are distinctive green and gold symbols intended to help consumers easily identify food products that contain pulse ingredients (dry peas, beans, lentils and chickpeas). The seal and Pulse Brand are available to food manufacturers, consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies and the foodservice industry to use on packages and in promotions.

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In classical Greece, the austerity of everyday life was the Ancient Greeks’ greatest virtue. It also characterized a frugal diet based on the triad: olive oil, wheat, and wine.

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Nettie Cronish is a vegetarian and organic foods chef, culinary instructor and cookbook author. She is the author of 6 cookbooks: Nourish: Whole Food Recipes Featuring Seeds (which was co-authored with registered dietitian Cara Rosenbloom of Words to Eat By), Nuts & Beans, Flex Appeal: A Vegetarian Cookbook For Families With Meat-Eaters, Everyday Flexitarian: Recipes for Vegetarians & Meat Lovers Alike, New Vegetarian Basics, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Being Vegetarian in Canada, and Nettie’s Vegetarian Kitchen.