Bionat Pulses & Grains

Bionat Pulses & Grains:

Bionat Store has a wealth of grains and pulses ranging from the common to the rare and many which are certified organic:

    • We have white, brown, basmatti, wild, sushi and pudding rice as well as Italian, American & Egyptian rices.
    • We have Quinoa grain, bulgar wheat, buckwheat, whole millet, couscous, spelt, pearl barley and popcorn.
    • We stock dried lentils (red, green and brown), split peas and chickpeas and a whole host of dried beans such as aduki, haricot, cannellini, mung, kidney, black and butter.
    • And we also sell beans and pulses including haricot beans, kidney beans, black beans, mixed beans, butter beans, borlotti beans, pinto beans chickpeas and brown lentils.

Good for Your Heart

Including more pulses in your diet may lower your risk of cardiovascular disease.

Lower Risk of Diabetes

Pulses are a low-glycemic index food. The glycemic index ranks food on how it affects your blood sugar. Foods with a low glycemic index cause only a small rise in blood sugar, while foods with a high glycemic index cause a spike in blood sugar. People who include more low-glycemic foods in their diet have lower rates of diabetes. And if you already have diabetes, including pulses in your diet can make it easier for you to manage your blood sugar.

High in Protein

Pulses also make a healthy and inexpensive source of protein. Most pulses do not provide all of the essential amino acids, making them an incomplete source of protein. But if you include other grains and vegetables in your diet, you should be able to meet all of your amino acid needs. Soy beans, however, are one of only a few plant foods that provide all of the essential amino acids, making it a complete source of protein like meat. 

Good Source of Folate

Pulses also are a good source of folate, a B vitamin needed to produce and maintain new cells. Folate is especially important during periods of rapid growth, such as pregnancy and infancy. Women of childbearing age need adequate intake of folate to limit their risk of having a child born with a neural tube defect. Folate content varies among the different pulses.