Why does International Pulse Day deserve our attention?
…Legumes are a subgroup of the vegetable category, grown to obtain only dry grains: broad beans and dried beans, dried peas (whole, split, chick…), lentils (green, red, brown…) which are d important sources of protein and amino acids.
They compensate for the lack of meat and dairy products in poor regions.
Often grown by women, legumes improve the health of their children thanks to a high content of iron, but also of B vitamins, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus and zinc, while being less caloric and richer in fiber than cereals…
Morija and legumes
In its Family Bocage Fields (FBF) project in Burkina Faso, Morija encourages trained farmers to plant legumes for their many benefits: they need less water than other crops to grow, help fertilize the soil . They allow farmers in poor regions of the planet to ensure healthy food that can be stored in the long term.