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Increasing consumption of pulses through optimal storage, milling and processing - the key to maximizing nutritional value

Scanning electron microscope image of straight grade roller milled yellow peas.
Photo by C. Sivakumar and J. Paliwal

The prairies are seeing more and more pulse production as demand for environmentally sustainable plant-based foods grows. Even so, Dr. Jitendra Paliwal says pulses can be one of the most underrated crops – they are a quality protein source, highly nutritious, and require fewer resources to produce than other sources of protein. But did you know that what happens between the field and the store shelf has a lot do with quality? Listen in to learn how his research program is maximizing the benefits of pulses, including how cancer detection technologies are revolutionizing bulk storage.


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