The Alberta Pulse: Showcasing Alberta pulse products

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 Celebrate 2016 The International Year of Pulses
Join the Food Processing Development Centre (FPDC), in association with the Alberta Pulse Growers, to discover how pulses and pulse fractions can be utilized in the food and pet food industry.
Newly developed products that use Canadian peas, beans, faba beans and their fractions will be showcased to celebrate 2016 The International Year of Pulses. Products being presented include Meat Bars, Stuffed Pasta, Licorice, Sausages, Chocolate Cake, Chips, Macarons, Beef Patties, Frozen Dessert and Pet Treats.

An open invitation event takes place on November 30th at the Executive Royal Hotel in Leduc.
Please register for this free event here.

Two other invitational showcase events were also held:

- Tuesday, November 15th, Leduc
Executive Royal Hotel, Edmonton Airport, Leduc , AB
- Wednesday, November 16th, Calgary
Executive Royal Hotel, Calgary, AB

For more information e-mail us at, or call Michelle Sigvaldson at 780-980-4820

Why Pulses?
  • Did you know that Canada is the world’s largest producer and exporter of peas and lentils? In 2015 Canada produced 6.6 million tonnes! In Alberta we grow peas, beans, lentils, chick peas and faba beans.
  • Canada’s Food Guide recommends 3/4 cup (175 mL) of cooked beans, peas, lentils, and chickpeas as 1 Meat and Alternative serving.
  • Pulses are packed with fibre, protein, vitamins and minerals
  • Pulses reduce risk factors for diabetes and heart disease
  • Pulses benefit agricultural and environmental sustainability
  • Pulses are functional ingredients that are non-GMO and low-allergen risk
For more information about the content of this document, contact Conor Power.
This information published to the web on January 13, 2016.
Last Reviewed/Revised on November 21, 2016.