Pods & pulses
Pod vegetables are the ‘fruit’ of certain vegetable plants where the pods and seeds are edible. Many of the veggies in this variety look fairly similar – generally being an elongated pod containing a collection of peas or beans – from green beans and yellow beans, to mangetout, sugarsnap peas, broad beans and runner beans. There are also varieties that break the mould however, such as sweet corn, baby corn, beansprouts and okra… And Fresh Direct can supply the lot!
Pulses are the ripe and edible seeds of a wide range of pod-bearing plants. Versatile and crazy-nutritious, they are used in sweet and savoury dishes all around the world.
Pulses provide protein, complex carbohydrates and several vitamins and minerals. Like other plant-based foods, they contain no cholesterol and very little fat or sodium. Pulses also provide iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc and other minerals, which play a variety of roles in maintaining good health.
Fresh Direct supply a huge range of pulses to restaurants, hotels, pubs and other establishments all over the UK. Our range includes the likes of soya beans, lima beans, borlotti beans, pinto beans, mung beans, red kidney beans, aszuki beans, cannellini beans, whole dried peas, split green peas, chickpeas, lentils and many more.