Dubai: April 4, 2016: The Global Pulse Confederation (GPC) and its Partners around the world continue their celebrations of the UN-declared International Year of Pulses with the launch today of the World’s Greatest Pulse Dishes, a collection of 60+ pulse-based recipes submitted by countries around the world as their contribution to the Year. 

Following the successful launch of the International Year of Pulses in January by the United Nations and the global commemoration of #PulseFeast on January 6 that saw over 140 events taking place worldwide, the launch of the World’s Greatest Pulse Dishes marks another important celebration of the International Year of Pulses. 

Cooked, fried, boiled, mixed with the most unexpected ingredients, bean, peas, lentils and chickpeas from all over the world are showcased on Discover and share these unique dishes with recipes, photos, and video animations. “The World’s Greatest Pulse Dishes will inspire people around the world about the amazing versatility of pulses. To make all the best varieties accessible and more desirable we’ve developed Amìo, a brand that wants to help people enjoy everything pulses have to offer. In my country, Greece, we have been using pulses since antiquity and would love to have more people use our traditional recipes, like lentil soup, but at the same time to add their own personal and creative touch to the same dish,”says Theodore Margellos, CEO of Ilta Alimentare and GPC member. 

Thanks to Ilta Alimentare, the recipe collection was complemented with gorgeous photography and fun video animations to encourage people to be creative with their cooking and use pulses for better, health, nutrition and the environment.  

The website has a total collection of 300 recipes, including recipes from chefs named “Gourmet Gurus”, which can be shared on social media. The site also provides tips on how to cook with pulses at home, on the benefits of incorporating pulses in everyone’s diet, and has vast resources on sustainability benefits of growing and eating pulses. “We want to encourage people to be more curious about when and how they eat pulses, be versatile about their use and eventually be more innovative when developing new dishes containing pulses as core ingredients,” says Huseyin Arslan, President of the Global Pulse Confederation.

‘Pulses’ are the edible dried seeds of legume crops that include beans, peas, chickpeas and lentils. Pulses can help improve human health and well-being including diabetes prevention and control, reductions in heart disease and cholesterol. They are a high fibre, low fat source of protein, containing important vitamins and minerals like iron, potassium, and folate.

Eating pulses is an essential part of a healthy and sustainable lifestyle!


Notes to editors 

  1. The Global Pulse Confederation (GPC) is the global not for profit trade organization for the global pulse industry value chain. As the sole international confederation for the industry, it enjoys membership from 18 national associations (federations) and over 600 private sector members in an industry worth over $100 Billion at the retail level and over 60 million tonnes of pulse production and distribution in over 55 countries. GPC is headquartered in Dubai  
  2. UN Assembly Resolution on the 2016 International Year of the Pulses: 

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