Canadian Pulses Crops

Legumes are Canadian Grain Inc’s specialty; not only all of them are good for you, but they are also a viable and sustainable source for the planet’s future in food supply.

The word Legume comes from the Latin root “Lego” (yes, like the toys) which means to collect; by definition any legume is a plant that contains a Pod which harbors inside an edible seed. Due to their genetic diversity there are over 14 000 varieties of Legumes, but only 22 of them are produced for human consumption, imagine the possibilities!

Kabuli Chickpeas (Cicer arietinum)

Also known as garbanzo beans, Chickpeas are becoming an important ¬†and vital part of the world’s current cuisine development; not only because they are the base of one of the most popular side dish or dipping items since ancient times and now being re-discovered... read more

Edible Beans (Phaseolus Vulgaris)

Weather canned or dried, baked or boiled, beans deliver meatless but meaty satisfaction along with an amazing nutrition level and a surprisingly long shelf life. Dark or Light Kidney, black, great northern, pinto, navy or Alubia, Edible beans are a great source of... read more

Peas (Pisum Sativum)

Contrary to popular belief, peas are not a vegetable they are actually a Fruit, well botanically speaking that is; but they are still a great member of the Legume family. Also called field peas, they usually come in yellow or green color, however, in some growing... read more

Lentils (Lens Culinaris)

With an unparalleled versatility, stellar nutrition properties and great flavor, they are a worthy champion of the Legume world. One might think that the lens shape inspired the name of this grain, but not many people know it is actually the other way around. They... read more