At Local Pulse, we believe that together we can make big changes through little choices. Nobody should regret what they eat. Whatever your regular diet is, we strive to help you reduce your ecological footprint and develop a healthy relationship with food via one easy pulse-based choice at a time.
Pulses (beans, peas and lentils) are superfoods. Not only are they super nutritious, they are also super sustainable. Pulses have one of the lowest water and carbon footprints of any other protein source, and Canada is one of the biggest growers of pulses in the world!
Pulses form a special symbiotic relationship with nitrogen-fixing bacteria in the soil. These bacteria are able to take nitrogen from the air and trap it in the soil in a form that plants are able to use to make proteins! Otherwise, farmers have to add nitrogen fertilizers to the soil. These fertilizers are one of the main culprits responsible for the high carbon footprint of most food crops. Pulses are so good at enriching the soil where they are grown, they even reduce the carbon footprints of crops grown there afterwards due to the reduced need for nitrogen fertilizers.