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The author Dan Jason discusses his new book, The Power of Pulses: Saving the World with Peas, Beans, Chickpeas, Favas and Lentils (Douglas & McIntyre, 2016), and seeds, with Joseph Planta.


The Power of Pulses: Saving the World with Peas, Beans, Chickpeas, Favas and Lentils by Dan Jason, Hilary Malone and Alison Malone Eathorne (Douglas & McIntyre, 2016).

Click to buy this book from Amazon.ca: The Power of Pulses


Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.

In this the year that the United Nations has declared the International Year of Pulses, 2016 will provide a lot of well needed attention to the environmental, economic, and nutritional value in pulses. A new book, The Power of Pulses: Saving the World with Peas, Beans, Chickpeas, Favas and Lentils we see the health benefits in pulses, such as they’re high in fibre, vitamin B, and are gluten free and stabilise blood sugars. As crops, they’re self-sustaining and self-fertilising. They’re also an ethical source of high-value protein and can be grown in this part of the world and in North America. One of the authors of the book, Dan Jason joins me now to talk about pulses. Mr. Jason is the owner of Salt Spring Seeds. The cultivation of beans is an important part of his business, and I’ll get him to tell us about pulses and the part they play in his life and diet, and the benefits to be had. There are also 50 vegetarian recipes. The book is co-written with Hilary Malone and Alison Malone Eathorne, who had a hit with Sea Salt: Recipes from the West Coast Galley. Dan’s previous books include The Whole Organic Food Book, and Saving Seeds as If Our Lives Depended on It. The website for more is at www.saltspringseeds.com. The book is published by Douglas & McIntyre. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, on Salt Spring Island today, Dan Jason; Mr. Jason, good morning.

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