Why are pulses considered the food of the future?

By Equipe Milhão Corn Ingredients
10/30/2019

Green peas, chickpeas and lentil pulses ingredients become part of the GMO-FREE portfolio

Much is said about superfoods. They are nutritious, able to reduce symptoms of disease, control weight and still contribute to nature, such as Pulses. The term comes from the Latin Puls which literally means “thick soup” and refers to dried legumes: green peas, lentils, chickpeas and beans are the most common.

Pulses are now part of Milhão Corn Ingredients’ 100% GMO-FREE ingredients portfolio. These legumes have great nutritional values and carry the characteristic of being functional and versatile. Proteins, fiber, lipids, amino acids, iron, vitamins and many other nutrients can be found in a single grain of these legumes. They are also low in fat and sodium and contain no cholesterol. This is why they are becoming so popular with those who value healthy and protein eating.

The consumption of pulses goes beyond the home recipes, they have great industrial yield, adding nutritional value and healthiness to processed foods, as it is a vegetable protein. The applications of pulses are diverse, vegetable burger, snacks, pasta, soups, breads, sauces and desserts are some of the main ones.

Another advantage of pulses is that they are 100% gluten free and ideal for celiac diets, they are also ideal for producing vegan foods and follow the worldwide trend of clean labeling, the clean label.

All the benefits of pulses for human food are truly undisputed, the production of this food group has been going on for thousands of years and help fight the malnutrition of millions of people around the world, being a great ally of food security and nutrition. But these legumes are also very good for nature, because pulses contribute to the reduction of the greenhouse effect by improving carbon absorption and nitrogen fixation in the soil. They also need less water during their cultivation, avoiding waste.

With all these benefits pulses are considered as one of the most nutritious foods in the world and a natural antidote against aging with the function of renewing the cells of our body, becoming the food of the future.

Milhão’s produces ingredients based on green peas, chickpeas and lentils pulses. Check out the main benefits of each:

GREEN PEAS FLOUR
Are green peas a success in taste and nutrition. They have excellent protein levels and are sources of soluble fiber, which contribute to cholesterol control, prevent blood sugar spikes and aid in the proper functioning of the intestines. B-complex vitamins, flavonoids, carotenoids, antioxidants and potassium contribute to the reduction of high blood pressure and cancer, such as breast and prostate.

Gree peas flour

CHICKPEAS FLOUR
This is considered the grain of happiness, because it has tryptophan, an amino acid that produces serotonin, substance that guarantees the feeling of well-being. Chickpea is an excellent source of zinc, potassium, manganese, calcium, folic acid and magnesium, which protects against anemia and various diseases. It gives more energy, strengthens the bones and heart and controls blood pressure.

Chickpeas flour

LENTIL FLOUR
The lentil is considered the grain of good luck, but far from the New Year’s beliefs, those who consume this pulse are really lucky. This is because it has anticancer properties, helps to lose weight healthily, protects the cardiovascular system and is a great food for pregnant women, because the folate that makes this pulse, cares for the baby still in the womb, preventing the malformation of the fetus. Lentil is rich in protein and fiber, has low glycemic index, B vitamins, iron, potassium and magnesium.

Lentil Flour

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