Between March 8th and 11th the Japan Pea and Bean Importers Association exhibited the World of Pulses booth at the 41st International Food and Beverage Exhibition, FOODEX JAPAN 2016. This booth promoted the International Year of Pulses and highlighted the numerous benefits of pulses! Over 75,000 people visitors registered for this event and had the opportunity to try some of the delicious pulse based dishes served from the World of Pulses. Mr. Ishikawa, awarded the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Award in 2014 and a farmer in Hokkaido, cooked 7 different dishes for consumers to try during the expo. These dishes were: 

  • Yogurt with AN
  • Rice mix with Tiger beans, Azuki beans, Black soybeans and grains
  • Stew with Tiger Beans
  • Curry soup with Tiger beans & White beans
  • Consomme soup with Lentil & White beans
  • Curry with Tiger beans
  • Clam chowder with Large white kidney beans

In Japan, pulses are often used to in desserts and are not cooked in main dishes. The World of Pulses booth showed the versatility of pulses with the seven dishes cooked and the numerous snacks given out. Not only did the World of Pulses booth hand out delicious cuisine, it also distributed 18 different kinds of pulses, provided cookbooks, IYP leaflets, and various exciting pulse products. 

All pulses samples, cooking books, pulses products distributed were donated from members of Japan Pea and Bean Importers Association and customers, Hokuren Federation of Agricultural Cooperatives and Japan Pulses Foundation.