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Pulses consumption

(g per person per day)

In 2007, pulses consumption in Canada was 20 g per person per day. In the ranking by pulses consumption including 162 countries, Canada has the 54th rank that is close to the positions of such countries as Namibia and the Sri Lanka. Compared to Niger which at the top of the ranking with pulses consumption of 93 g per person per day in 2007, Canada has 78.49 % percent lower pulses consumption.

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What is pulses consumption?

i) The food consumption refers to the amount of food available for human consumption as estimated by the FAO Food Balance Sheets. However the actual food consumption may be lower than the quantity shown as food availability depending on the magnitude of wastage and losses of food in the household, e.g. during storage, in preparation and cooking, as plate-waste or quantities fed to domestic animals and pets, thrown or given away. ii) Food consumption per person is the amount of food, in terms of quantity, for each individual in the total population. Figures are shown for food groups. iii)This includes the quantity of each commodity and it's derived products, available for human consumption, during the reference period. Food from milk relates to the quantity of milk, as well as to the fresh milk equivalent of dairy products, except butter.

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