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The objective of NNW 2016 is to create awareness among the public about the health and nutritional benefits of eating pulses and soya regularly.  The theme for NNW 2016 is: “Love your beans – eat dry beans, peas and lentils”.  This supports the global theme from the United Nations: 2016 International Year of Pulses:  Nutritious Seeds for a Sustainable Future’

  1. Eat dry beans, split-peas, lentils and soya regularly (at least 3 – 4 times per week).
  2. Eating dry beans, peas and lentils regularly contribute to better health.
  3. Dry beans, peas, lentils and soya can be used in many different dishes
  4. Don’t let concerns about being bloated stop you from eating dry beans, peas and lentils; rather take steps to prevent this from happening.
  5. Before cooking, soak dry beans overnight in plenty of cold water.
  6. Dry beans, and to a lesser extent - peas and lentils, should be cooked thoroughly and drained well before serving
  7. Get the most out of dry beans, peas and lentils – store them properly.
  8. Dry beans, split-peas, lentils and soya are a nutritious food.
    - They are a good source of B-vitamins
    - They are a lean plant protein sources
  9. Eating dry beans, split-peas, lentils and soya is an environmentally friendly choice
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