Global Pulse Suppliers

 

Our global pulse supply business sources, stores, trades and distributes a broad range of products including chickpeas, beans, lentils and peas. We operate in markets around the world, with a large origination and destination network backed by an experienced team of supply chain specialists.

An important and versatile food staple in many countries, pulses account for a significant share of calories consumed by humans worldwide. Our work in the sector allows us to address global challenges around responsible sourcing, traceable supply chains and sustainable agriculture.

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Pulse Supply Solutions

Dry Beans

Dry Beans

Beans are one of the longest-cultivated plants in the world. Currently, the world gene banks hold approximately 40,000 bean varieties, although only a fraction are mass-produced for regular consumption.

Dry Peas

Dry Peas

The pea is the small spherical seed of the pod fruit Pisum sativum, an annual plant with a life cycle of one year. The immature peas are consumed throughout the world as a vegetable, fresh, frozen or canned.

Chickpeas

Dry Chickpeas

The chickpea is an annual legume that has been cultivated in the Middle East for thousands of years. It is a nutrient-dense food, providing a rich source of protein, dietary fiber, folate, iron and phosphorus.

Lentils

Dry Lentils

The lentil is an edible legume that comes from an annual plant known for the lens-like shape of its seed. Lentils comprise an important global food crop; A majority of production comes from Canada and India.

Fava Beans

Fava Beans

Also known in as the broad bean, the fava bean is a species of flowering plant in the family Fabaceae. Widely cultivated as a crop for human consumption, fava beans can be eaten raw or cooked.

Lupin Beans

Lupin Beans

Lupin beans are the yellow legume seeds of the genus Lupinus. Cultivated for human consumption since ancient times, Lupin beans have recently seen a rapid growth in use as a plant-based protein.

Green Mung Bean

Mung Beans

The mung bean is a plant species in the legume family. It is mainly grown and consumed in East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent, where it has been domesticated for over 5,000 years.

Canola Seeds

Canola Seeds

Canola seeds contain about 45 percent oil. This large percentage of oil comes in a small package; canola seeds are similar in size to poppy seeds, though brownish-black in color.

Desi Chickpeas

Desi Chickpeas

The Desi type is smaller in size, has a thick, dark colored seed coat and is either de-hulled and split or de-hulled and ground into flour. It can also be roasted and puffed after splitting.

Pulses and Food Security

Pulses play a key role in developing countries as a source of protein that is low in fat and high in fiber. They are essential to maintaining food security in lower income countries, where major protein sources come primarily from non-animal products.

Pulses can be grown by local farmers for their own nutrition as well as for commercial purposes. Moreover, they contribute to improving crop patterns, which helps improve yields and limit the threat that soil degradation presents to food security.

What are Pulses?

Pulses are the edible seeds from plants in the legume family. They grow in pods and appear in a broad variety of shapes, sizes and colors. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) recognizes several types of pulses. These include dry beans, dry broad beans, dry peas, chickpeas, cow peas, pigeon peas, lentils, Bambara beans, vetches, and lupins.

Where are Pulses Consumed?

Pulses are among the most versatile and culturally diverse foods in the world, acting as a staple protein in several countries. Global pulse production reaches approximately 40 million tonnes per year. Consumption in the Western world remains relatively low, however, in comparison to markets in Asia and Africa where demand is highest.

Are Pulses Healthy?

Pulses – notably dry beans, dry peas, lentils and chickpeas – are nutrient dense foods that possess many beneficial health effects.

Research suggests that eating pulses can contribute to lowering cholesterol, reducing blood pressure and helping with weight management, thus reducing the risk of heart disease.

Studies have found that individuals who eat diets containing pulses regularly may also have a reduced risk of some cancers due to the low-fat, high-fiber and antioxidant-rich contents of the food. 

Are Pulses High in Protein?

Pulses are a low-fat source of protein with high levels and fibre. They also contain several important vitamins and minerals.

Studies indicate that people who consume pulses daily have higher intakes of fibre, protein, calcium, potassium, folate, zinc, iron, and magnesium, as well as lower intakes of total and saturated fat. As such, they are recommended as part of a healthy diet in the national dietary guidelines of most countries.

Solutions for International Pulse Traders

Targray connects producers and consumers of pulses in markets around the globe. Our experienced team of pulse suppliers & traders works together with partners to source and distribute a broad variety of pulses including chickpeas, dry peas, lentils, and a multitude of dry bean varieties.

Our commitment to responsible and sustainable supply chains is reflected in all of our pulse sourcing, trading, logistics, sales and distribution activities. Our in-house expertise in global logistics helps us ensure that the products we provide maintain their exceptional quality throughout the product journey.

Global Pulse Confederation (GPC)
The Global Pulse Confederation (GPC, formerly known as CICILS IPTIC) represents all segments of the pulse industry value chain from growers, researchers, logistics suppliers, traders, exporters and importers to government bodies, multilateral organizations, processors, canners and consumers.
Canadian Pulse and Special Crops Trade Association (CPSC)

Established in 1987, the Canadian Pulse and Special Crops Trade Association (CPSC) is a non-profit alliance of over 100 processors, exporters and service providers engaged in the production and trade of Canadian pulses and special crops – including peas, lentils, chickpeas, beans, mustard and canaryseed. CPSC members include individuals, partnerships, corporations and other legal entities engaged in the growing, export, merchandising, brokerage and supply of pulses.

The Grain and Feed Trade Association (GAFTA)
Gafta is an international trade association that protects members’ interests by providing support through contracts and arbitration, trade assurance, trade policy, professional training and networking events with over 1900 members in 100 countries. Their aim is to promote international trade in agricultural commodities, spices and general produce, and to protect their members’ interests worldwide.
American Pulse Association (APA)
The American Pulse Association provides a unified coalition to grow the entire pulse crop sector from farm to fork.
Protein Industries Canada

Protein Industries Canada (PIC) is an industry-led, not-for-profit organization created to position Canada as a global source of high-quality plant protein and plant-based co-products. We are one of Canada’s five innovation Superclusters. PIC will work with private sector industry partners to create co-investment projects that have the potential to transform the agriculture and food production sector.

India Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA)
India Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA), is the apex body of India’s pulses and grains industry & trade and its membership encompasses market participants along the value chain. The association has a pan India reach of over 10,000 stake holders involved in the farming, processing, warehousing and import business of Pulses across the entire value chain.
Pulse Canada

Pulse Canada is the national association representing pulse suppliers & traders, as well as the growers and processors of Canadian pulses including dry peas, beans, lentils and chickpeas. The organization is focused on creating efficiencies through the elemination of pulse trade barriers by ensuring continued market access in key regions, keeping crop protection products available to growers and advocating for the improvement of domestic grain transportation.

Pakistan Pulses Importers Association (PPIA)
The Pakistan Pulses Importers Association (PPIA) was created in 2017 by international grain brokers to streamline the import of pulses in Pakistan. The association is focused on providing coordinated leadership for Pakistan’s pulse industry, and to provide educational content to help market participants achieve a greater understanding of International trade norms, values, terms and bylaws across all industry segments.
US Pea and Lentil Trade Association (USPLTA)
The USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council represents the dry pea, lentil, dry bean, and chickpea industry in the United States.
Grain Trade Australia
GTA was formed in 1991 to standardise grain trading standards, trade rules and grain contracts across the Australian grain industry to enable to efficient facilitation of trade across the grain supply chain. GTA members are drawn from across the grain value chain from production to domestic end users and exporters. GTA members are involved in grain, trading & marketing, grain storage, food and feed processing.

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