In the battle for healthy foods, one group is getting is more attention, and legitimately so. Pulses are crops such as lentils, peas, chickpeas and beans. We love this food group in my family and use them in all kinds of dishes. Pulses have many health benefits:
- Good source of protein
- High in fiber
- Low glycemic index
- Low in fat and sodium
- Excellent source of B vitamins and various minerals
- High in potassium.
They are also… gluten-free.
Besides making gluten-free products, foodmakers mix pulses with wheat to make flour and baking mixes, cereals, crackers, soups, pastas, sauces and more. These pulse flours stack up well nutritionally against other gluten-free flours and starches:
Pulse Flours Are Better
Mixing in some pulse flour, then, can enhance the nutrition content of everyday foods…