Pulse Milling


After reviewing a recent blog about Pulse Milling by Prater Industries I thought it worthwhile to share and post here at our Sterling Systems & Controls blog. Specially pulses, their nutritional content and why they are milled.  It also examines some of the milling equipment offered by Prater Industries.  This is an interesting read.

Pulses are the dried, edible seeds of the Leguminosae (also known as Fabaceae) family of plants, commonly known as legumes. With high nutritional value, pulses offer several health benefits associated with their consumption. Particularly rich in proteins in their cotyledons, pulses also are low in fat and high in fiber while containing essential minerals and no cholesterol. Due to how slowly their carbohydrates are digested, they also help control obesity and diabetes. They’re also beneficial for the environment, as they don’t need any additional nitrogen-based fertilizers and actually introduce nitrogen into the soil they grow.

Pulse crops are grown worldwide, and though featuring different nutritional characteristics than other food crops, they can be milled in much the same way as cereal grains. As food, their seeds are either consumed whole or reduced to become split grains, dehulled split grains, and flour. Whether whole or reduced, these seeds can all be milled into flours, similarly to how wheat and other cereal crops are reduced, with dry seeds broken down into dehulled split grains and then ground into flour.  Sterling Systems provides controls for milling machines that mill pulses.

Pulse Milling Benefits