The USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council and the American Pulse Association represent the dry pea, lentil, dry bean, and chickpea industry in the United States. Also known as “pulses” these crops are nutritional powerhouses packed with protein, fiber, and other essential nutrients. Pulses are versatile in all kinds of recipes. As an added benefit, dry peas, lentils, beans, and chickpeas are a sustainable crop that benefits the soil and work well in many crop rotations. So, pulses are a terrific crop to grow, and eat!