APA Strategic Goal # 2: Increase the body of research on health/nutrition, functionality, and production/sustainability of pulses.
The Pulse Crop Health Initiative (PCHI) is a focused effort to develop and apply scientific research on the known advantages of pulse crops.
Provide solutions to the critical health and sustainability challenges facing the citizens of the United States and the global community through research on pulse crops.
Research Priority Areas
Health & Nutrition
Functionality & End Use
Sustainability & Production
Supports the strategic planning goals for increasing research on pulses.
Pilot Programs Grants provide funding for proof of concept research projects.
|St. Catherine University|
|“Dietary lentils as a preventative to high fat-induced obesity: Feeding patterns, metabolic rate, and immunological co-morbidities.”||D. L.Hadsell, Ph.D.,S. Loewus,Ph.D.,W.Oleo,Ph.D.,||
|” A review of the nutrition value of legumes and their effects on obesity and its related co-morbities” Obesity Reviews ( 2014) Volume 15, 392-407||C.J. Rebello Ph.D, F.L.GreenwayPh.D, and J.W.Finley Ph.D||Louisiana State University,Pennington Biomedical Research Center|
|“Delivering Garden-based STEM Biology and Nutrition K-12 Education to Increase Pulse Consumption”||C. Miles Ph.D.||WA State University Extension|