World Pulses Day observed on February 10th annually. In 2018 the global event designated by the United Nations, which observes pulses’ importance and nutritional benefits. World Pulses Day 2023 theme is “Pulses to empower youth in achieving sustainable agri-food systems.”
To maintain a healthy diet, pulses are important. This day is to create awareness and show pulses’ contribution to sustainable food systems and a healthy food cycle.
The benefits of pulses are the following:
- To maintain a healthy lifestyle, pulses, and legumes play an important role.
- The major contribution of pulses is to achieve the 2030 Agenda of Sustainable Development goal.
- The challenges like poverty, food chain security, degraded health, and climate change can reduced by using pulses.
- Pulses and legume crops help update the feasibility of agricultural production systems.
- Pulses show a significant balance in environmental benefits.
The soil fertility improved by the nitrogen-fixing properties, which increase the productivity and fertility of the farmland.
2016 observed as the International Year of Pulses by The U.N. General Assembly after recognizing the value of pulses in 2013.
The increased public awareness of pulses’ nourishing and environmental benefits was because of The U.N., Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
When did the General Assembly announce World Pulses Day?
The observance of World Pulses Day proposed as the International Year of Pulses succeeded Burkina Faso. The General Assembly announced World Pulses Day in 2019. The legumes the edible seeds of the leguminous plants cultivated for food. The common pulses dried beans, lentils, and peas, consumed types.
In 2019 the U.N. General Assembly decided to dedicate a day to spread awareness of pulses and show global access to pulses known as World Pulses Day. Today, people need to make efforts to create awareness about the significance of pulses in food production.
For people who cannot access pulses, donations help them gain nutritious food. Pulses a Latin word derived from the words puls or pultis meaning “thick soup.”
The pulses are the smallest, most important legume family members, containing over 2000 different spices. The seeds of legumes that used as food, peas, beans, lentils, chickpeas, and faba beans, are from pulse crops. Pulses are edible seeds of leguminous plants, including beans, lupins, peas, and lentils.
Pulsesin various colors, shapes, and sizes as they grown in different varieties in different parts of the world and consumed in various local cuisines.
The First World Pulses Day celebrated on February 10th, 2019. The day’s motto is to bring attention to activities and information connected to the pulse sector worldwide.
Pulses are not only nutritional but also contribute to the development of sustainable food, which eradicates world hunger and poverty, as observed by U.N. projects.
Pulses are influential crops in mitigating the global challenges of poverty, food security and nutrition, human health, and soil health.
The following are the World Pulses Day 2023 Quotes:
The quotes that inspire people to celebrate world pulses day and include pulses in their diet are:
- When the diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need.” Is an Ayurvedic Proverb
- “The doctor of the future wills no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition?” Thomas Edison, Inventor, and Businessman.
- “Sorry, there’s no magic bullet. You got to eat healthy and live healthy to be healthy and look healthy. End of story.” – Morgan Spurlock, Documentarian, Filmmaker, and Producer.
- “Your diet is a bank account. Good food choices are good investments.” – Bethenny Frankel, Reality T.V. Personality and Entrepreneur.
- “To keep the body in good health is a duty. Otherwise, we shall be unable to keep our mind strong and clear.” – Buddha, Philosopher and Spiritual Teacher.
World pulses day 2023 can celebrated by organizing a pulse-themed event that focuses on the importance of pulses. Organize a seminar on showing the significance of this superfood pulse. Serve different dishes using various pulses and invite friends and family.
Donate pulses to the poor and orphanages so they can have nutritious food. Share all these celebrations and try to post this on social media, which can reach different parts or societies of the world. 2016 recognized as World Pulses Year by the U.N. General Assembly.
India is the largest producer of pulses in the world, producing over 25 million metric tons and accounting for 30% of global production. Pulses are fiber-rich and may help reduce the risk of obesity, constipation, and colon cancer.