Have you heard? 2016 is International Year of Pulses, launched by the United Nations “to raise awareness about the protein power and health benefits of all kinds of dried beans and peas, boost their production and trade, and encourage new and smarter uses throughout the food chain.” The UN press release explains:
“..all kinds of dried beans and peas, are not merely cheap and delicious; they are also [a] highly nutritious source of protein and vital micronutrients that can greatly benefit people’s health and livelihoods, particularly in developing countries.
There are hundreds of varieties of pulses grown throughout the world. Popular ones include all varieties of dried beans, such as kidney beans, lima beans, butter beans and broad beans. But also chickpeas, cowpeas, black-eyed peas and pigeon peas.”
Beans and peas in their many colours and shapes are beautiful to photograph, eat, grow, and write about. Check out this Bean Blogging Event coming up in February. It’s for writers, photographers, poets, humorists…everyone!
Let’s learn more! In celebration of International Year of Pulses*, Palm Rae Urban Potager and What the Ducks! announce this year’s Blogger Action Day. Mark your calendars for February 17, 2016and sign up if you want to participate. You can let us know in the comments section below, email us or tweet me.
To join in, all you have to do is post something about beans, legumes or pulses on your own blog that day . We’ll link to participating sites in a bonus post.
Share a recipe, upload a photo, write an ode to a chickpea! Beans are good & blogging is good fun. Hope to hear from as many bloggers as possible. Even if some folks don’t know beans about beans, maybe you do!
Happy Year of the Bean, peeps!
*I know, it’s a mouthful. I’m going with “Year of the Bean”!
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