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Legumes are legume crops harvested only as dried seeds. Dried beans, lentils and peas are the most common and consumed legumes. Pulses have health benefits, boost farmers' livelihoods and have a positive impact on the environment. It is clear that even though dried string beans, lentils and peas have been around for centuries, they will continue to play a fundamental role in our sustainable future.
Recognizing the value of pulses, the General Assembly of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), in view of the success of the International Year of Pulses 2016, and wishing to reaffirm the contribution of pulses to sustainable agriculture and achieving the 2030 Agenda, designated 10 February 2019 as World Pulses Day.
1. Health benefits of beans
Diet is an important factor in health and a major cause of disease. Most countries face nutritional problems, ranging from malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies to obesity and diet-related diseases (such as type 2 diabetes and some types of cancer), or both. Legumes are a nutritious food that can help fight malnutrition in both developed and developing countries as part of a healthy diet. In view of the health benefits of beans and as a good source of protein, with the development of plant protein and the rise of vegetarian consumption in recent years, legumes have opened up a new market for plant protein derived from beans. According to relevant data, more than 57 percent of global consumers have shown great interest in plant protein.
2. Soy is the most widely used and the market for chickpea protein is growing
InnovaMarket Insights' second trend for 2022 is "Plant-based: New Horizons for Innovation". Plant-based diets will remain popular, and consumers will expect more variety. The focus on plant-based products will shift from mimicking meat, fish and dairy products to optimizing the products themselves.
From September 2020 to August 2021, new plant-based product launches worldwide increased 59 percent from the previous year, according to Innova Market Insights tracking.
In recent years, with the increasing demand for plant protein, plant protein raw materials have been developed. Soy remains the most widely used vegetable protein ingredient worldwide. The use of alternative ingredients such as peas and rice is on the rise.
In addition to soybeans, wheat and peas, chickpeas, which are frequently mentioned in foreign plant-based markets, are also popular in Korea. According to Innova, chickpeas rank highly among consumers in the UK, US, Spain, France, Brazil, India, Germany, Mexico, China and Indonesia.
Protein is essential to human life activities nutrients, as people health conscious ascension, protein content is high, no cholesterol, and almost do not contain saturated fatty acids in the vegetable protein has been more attention, most enterprises focus on the plant protein from soy and other plant protein substitutes, low allergies, taste neutral, Chickpeas, which are easy to use in food, are a great choice.
Faced with the relatively blank Chinese market, in order to bring chickpea into the public's field of view, we can start with the promotion of the health properties of chickpea, and develop products to maximize their value and diversify the product categories.