“But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank…” (Daniel 1:8) and instead requested “give us pulse to eat, and water to drink” (Daniel 1:12)

What are pulses?

Pulses are the seeds of certain legumes that produce seeds or grains that grow within pods, such as lentils, beans, peas and chickpeas. Pulses are legume crops that are grown for their dry seeds to be used as food or grain.

 

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