Fact Sheets & Infographics

Pulses and Food Security Factsheet

Over 60 percent of total utilisation of pulses is for human consumption. But the importance of pulses in human diets varies from region to region and country to country, with consumption being generally higher in developing nations (75%).  Pulses, by contributing about 10 percent in the daily protein intake and 5 percent in energy intake, are of particular importance for food security in low income countries where the major sources of proteins are non-animal products.

September 20, 2017

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