Pulses are, essentially, dried legumes that have been prepared to retain their nutritional value and can be stored easily. They are grown all around the world, with Canada being the largest producer in the world with over half of the global pulses exports. India, Turkey, and Australia are other large producers in the industry. The global demand for Indian pulses has been rising steadily over the years, but their consumption is still a far cry from what it should be according to experts as pulses are an excellent source of protein and fiber, making them good for overall health.
Pulses are a rich source of protein and are consumed in the form of split-grain, whole grain, flour, and dehulled split grain. They are the edible dry seeds of the plants belonging to the Leguminosae family. Different types of pulses are grown in the world. Pulses are categorized into major and minor categories, depending upon the production and world consumption. The world pulse industry showed a substantial growth rate over the last few decades. However, the global pandemic affected the pulse industry in every aspect like production and pulses exports. But, the effect of the corona pandemic on pulses, grain, and oilseed sector was not as bad as compared to the other Agri-commodities sector.
The method of agricultural production that includes a high level of biodiversity with Environmental preservation practices coupled with animal welfare is called Organic Farming. Organic products (Pulses) are always in demand due to sustainable development and fertilizer-free products.