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The year of the pulses

The year of the pulses

According to the UN General Assembly, 2016 is the International Year of Pulses (IYP)! The IYP aims to heighten public awareness about the important role of pulses in sustainable food production and healthy diets across the world.

WHY ARE PULSES GOOD FOR YOU?

Pulses has many nutritional benefits. They are a great source of protein, iron, vitamins and minerals and contain lots of fibre, making them a healthy addition to your diet whilst helping to reduce the risk of heart disease and type II diabetes.

HAVE YOU TRIED BRINDISA’S RANGE OF COOKED AND DRIED PULSES?

Brindisa has a long standing relationship with El Navarrico, specialist processors of jarred fruits and vegetables based in San Adrian, Navarra, one of Spain’s most fertile regions. Our extensive range of cooked beans are of the highest quality, creamy and soft whilst retaining their texture and bite. Our range includes alubias (haricot beans), judion (butter beans), chickpeas and lentils.

Our range of dried pulses on the other hand, are produced by Gredos Norte, a third generation family business based in the Sierra de Gredos mountains. Each year the family buys the best quality beans and pulses from Spain and abroad and packs them into 1kg boxes. Our range includes frijol negro (round black beans), garbanzos (baby chickpeas), lentils and arrocina.

HOW TO EAT THEM

Our dried pulses need to be soaked overnight before cooking, whereas the jars contain beans that have already been cooked to perfection. Creamy in consistency, they are delicious eaten whole, puréed and fried or added into soups, stews, casseroles, salads and dips. The possibilities are endless!

Try these amazing beans yourself with our hearty white bean soup with crispy pancetta or this simple chickpea, artichoke and chorizo salad.

And for further inspiration, see what Tess Ward and Elly Pear have been cooking up with our beans lately!

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