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The United Nations has declared 2016 as the International Year of Pulses. ..but why celebrate our love of baked beans, houmous and mushy peas!?

Pulses are the ultimate superfood and play a central role in achieving a sustainable food system. Not only are they an excellent source of protein,  and a low carbon food source,  but they also have a positive impact on soil quality through their ability to fix nitrogen in the soil.

Throughout the year we will be inviting people to share with us their beloved bean and lentil recipes- with a small but valuable prize each month!

This month’s pulse is the Split Yellow Pea

Parsnip and split pea soup

We will also be highlighting local food outlets which celebrate the pulse on their menus and encouraging others to do so. Please send us your favourite..

Any more ideas ? please get in touch cat@manchesterfoe.org.uk

For more information on the UN’s International Year of the Pulse see IYP 2016 and see a summary below of the reasons why the UN is celebrating the pulse this year.

Find out more about why we are celebrating Pulses.



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