What is the difference between lentil and pulse?

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Pulses are seeds of plants related to legume family like lentils. Hence, lentil is a form of pulse. According to UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization, pulses refer to crops harvested only for dry grains. Thus, this excludes vegetable crops, green peas and green beans, and oilseeds like peanuts and soybeans. Lentil, on the other hand, is bushy plant grown for its lens-shaped seed, which are rich in protein and are considered a better alternative against soybeans.

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