The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has declared that 2016 is the International Year of Pulses! To brush up on your farming vocab, here is a definition of pulses from FAO:
Pulses are annual leguminous crops yielding between one and 12 grains or seeds of variable size, shape and colour within a pod, used for both food and feed. The term “pulses” is limited to crops harvested solely for dry grain, thereby excluding crops harvested green for food, which are classified as vegetable crops, as well as those crops used mainly for oil extraction and leguminous crops that are used exclusively for sowing purposes (based on the definition of “pulses and derived products” of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).
Below you will find great images of many different kinds of pulses. Enjoy!