Pulses – the valuable food

PULSES ARE grown for highly nutritious protein due to their economical source, easy digestibility, and healthier food. They are also regarded as "poor man’s meat" in the developing countries. Moreover, they add up in soil fertility when accumulate economical air nitrogen in rhizosphere region of soil where they are grown. Animal’s feed can also be fulfilled by the green biomass (stem, leaves, pods and seed) while their dry straw is used as hay. Proteins obtained from pulses

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Pulses – a hidden treasure of nutrition

Do you know that most of the foods especially meat and pulses are a rich source of essential muscle building nutrients commonly known as proteins. In Pakistan, meat prices are increasing day by day and hence this protein source is becoming out of reach of the people. Soon the non-vegetarians will become vegetarians in a coming era. So there is demand to find the alternate sources of protein rather than meat. Pulses pose a good alternative of meat if properly mixed with cereals. Mostly we

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UAE VC for growing oil seeds, pulses

STAFF REPORT FSD: Vice Chancellor of University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) Iqrar Ahmad Khan has said that Pakistan needs to grow oil seeds and pulses to help alleviate poverty.

"There is a desperate need for creating awareness among farmers about latest technologies as it would help them enhance their per acre yield. Pakistan has a lot of room for development in oil seed and pulses," said the VC while addressing a meeting of deans and directors at the university campus.

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