Regional added value of pulses

Climate-adapted, healthy and super tasty! The added value of pulses in agriculture and nutrition

Protecting soil, climate and biodiversity with the cultivation of pulses

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People in Germany are attaching increasing importance to a healthy and balanced diet, preferably from regional and sustainable cultivation. The need for regional and even local self-sufficiency is growing all the time. In this regard pulses play an important role as a key product. Peas, beans, lentils, lupins and chickpeas are celebrated as superfoods due to their versatile nutrients, protein content and versatility in the kitchen. The cultivation of pulses also makes a significant contribution to climate adaptation and soil regeneration. 

The regional value chain of pulses extends across various stages, from sustainable production and harvesting to processing, marketing and finally consumption by the local population. The cultivation of pulses not only increases agricultural income, but also promotes biodiversity and reduces soil erosion. At the same time, pulses provide a healthy source of protein and help to strengthen food security at regional level.

Our aim is to sustainably increase regional value creation with pulses in the Dresden region and in Saxony. To this end, we look at existing regional value chains with peas, beans, lentils and other legumes and help to further develop and, if necessary, expand them through active cooperation and networking between the players involved. We also approach restaurateurs and food producers in Dresden and the surrounding area and show them how they can successfully integrate these little all-rounders into their cuisine. 

All the information about pulses, our value-added experiments, tasting events and other activities in Dresden and the region is summarised below. 

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