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Have you ever looked at the beans on your plate and wondered why you have to eat them? They don’t look as healthy as vegetables, and they’re definitely not as nice as that yummy slice of pizza! Many people just give them a skip, but now you will discover how wrong people are about beans.

Those ordinary-looking beans on your plate belong to a food group called the “pulses.” Pulses, which belong to the legume family, and grow in pods and are harvested as dried seeds. They’ve been grown all over the world for thousands of years already! There are many types of pulses, but the most well-known ones are dried beans, peas, lentils and chickpeas.