Capacity-Building Projects

Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers

One of our earliest partnerships set the stage for our work in pulses, which has since become a major specialty of our ongoing culinary and research efforts. Our relationship with Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers (MPSG) has also been one of our most long-lasting, and planted seeds that grew into projects and innovations that continue to have an impact on our collaborations with industry.

The capacity-building projects to follow are only two examples of several projects undertaken with MPSG (see, for example, the CAP Tofu project on page 38). Over the past eight years, we have achieved the long-term objectives of our partnership with MPSG: to help fulfil its research mandate by discovering and developing novel uses for pulse and soybean products.

Our culinary research team is proud of the role we have played in increasing pulse consumption for the health of consumers in North America. As more recipes become available to the public, pulses will become easier to incorporate into a variety of foods – including many suitable for scale-up to larger audiences such as foodservice and retail, and others that will become the basis for new product lines.

Did You Know? Pulses provide non-animal protein, fibre, and complex carbohydrates. The benefit of adding just a half cup serving of beans per day to your diet has been shown to have a positive effect on diabetes, heart disease, and weight control.