Specialty beans, lentils and peas
Bean paradise: bringing together the most beautiful variety of pulses for healthy and sustainable eating.
Pulse Shack has the ambition to increase the consumption of pulses. Pulse Shack sells specialty beans, lentils and peas via the web shop and on markets and inspires through the publication of recipes via the website. By increasing the consumption of beans, lentils and peas, Pulse Shack hopes to increase the nutritional profile and lower the environmental impact of our average diet.
Special beans, lentils and peas
Pulse Shack brings together special kinds of beans, lentils and peas. They vary in shape, size, colour, texture and flavour. Sometimes they are locally grown and ‘forgotten’ varieties and sometimes they are exotic, bright and exciting.
Pulses are sustainable
A special feature of legumes is that most species live in symbiosis with bacteria that can bind nitrogen. During the cultivation of legumes the farmer hardly has to apply fertilization, resulting in a relatively low impact on the climate. The stored nitrogen is not only available for the legumes, but also for the other crops that are part of the rotation scheme, enhancing the fertility of the soil.
Pulses are healthy
Legumes can play a key role in tackling malnutrition. Firstly, because they are relatively inexpensive and second, because they have good features that benefit our health, like: protein, fibre, iron, magnesium and phosphorus. Legumes also have low fat and salt content.
There is growing evidence that embracing pulses into your daily diet can help with problems of high cholesterol or excessive levels of blood sugar, reduce risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some kinds of cancer and can aid weight management.
What is not to love?! Enjoy those little round rascals!