The word “pulse” refers to the family of legume crops, including red lentils, green lentils and peas, all of which are found in some of the new Canada’s Own soups. (It is derived from the Latin word “puls,” meaning porridge.)
The Saskatchewan Pulse Growers is a non-profit organization that represents and supports the almost 18,000 pulse-crop growers through research and market development. Saskatchewan is the heart of the Canadian pulse industry, harvesting more than 95% of Canada’s lentil crop, 90% of the chickpea crop and 70% of the dry pea crop. Saskatchewan also produces significant amounts of dry beans, as well as some fava beans and soy beans.