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What is the difference between Cereals and Pulses?

Asked by Travis Martin, Last updated: Aug 07, 2019

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J. Emmerich

J. EmmerichWeb Content Writer, New York City
Web Content Writer, New York City

Answered on Aug 07, 2019

Cereals and pulses are grains that are cultivated in large quantities, and they are useful for both human and animal consumptions. Though they are both grains, they have differences, which we shall be looking at in this article. Cereals are derivatives of the Poaceae family, while the pulses belong to the legume family, which also referred to as Fabaceae. Cereals usually grow relatively in every area except the desert land, and land covered with ice. Pulses are annual plants that grow in pots, and they yield from one to twelve seeds.

Cereals are of high energy benefits to man when consumed, and that makes it be cultivated in larger quantities than pulses. While cereals majorly constitute of carbohydrates, pulses contain oils and proteins. Examples of cereals include wheat, corn, maize, rice, millets, sorghum, and barley, whereas examples of pulses include chickpeas, dry beans, lentils, cowpeas, and soya beans.

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C. BlockEnglish Professor, M.A, Ph.D, Buffalo
English Professor, M.A, Ph.D, Buffalo

Answered on Jul 29, 2019

If you have ever driven across the country, you may have seen fields of wheat or other grain blowing in the wind. In the middle of the United States, it is known as the breadbox because there are so many fields of grain there. However, there are different types of grains grown. Some are called cereals, and some are called pulses.

These are the main two that are used when making cereal and other things that are made from grain. There are about three different types of grains. Both grains are right for you as most grains are, but cereals have carbohydrates in them, and pulses have protein in them. If you need energy, then you should consume cereals as opposed to pulses.

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