Beans & Pulses

Beans & Pulses

Nutritious and Delicious: Today's consumers are more conscious about making healthy choices.

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A Healthy Choice: Wholesome, Modern Nutrition

Innovative Expertise & Trusted Food Safety

Consumers want foods that are nutrient-dense, minimally processed, sustainably-sourced and good for the environment. They’re concerned about dietary needs and are always on the lookout for great tasting food high in protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. ADM NutriStemTM beans and pulses answer the call for great-tasting, protein-forward foods. Minimally processed, without GMO labeling, gluten-free and no additional allergen labeling needed, our beans and pulses deliver the clean label ingredients consumers crave.
ADM has the breadth and depth of knowledge of these on-trend ingredients to help you determine which is right for your formulation. We can help you deliver the taste and texture consumers will love that also meet your targets for nutrition. ADM is a hands-on partner, dedicated to offering both turnkey solutions and customized formulations that add value throughout the commercialization process and help you get to market faster. Our food safety program is rigorous and delivers only high quality ingredients. We use a validated kill-step method in our seed processing, customized to specific seeds such as sunflower, hemp, chia and flax, to ensure products are safe for consumption.


Sustainable Supply

ADM's traceable, 100% vertically-integrated North American supply chain and close partnership with growers ensures the highest quality ingredients and unrivaled consistency. Our beans and pulses go through stringent processing and production to bring only the cleanest, taste-advantaged beans and pulse ingredients to your final products. Our technical experts know how each ingredient impacts taste, texture, nutrition, color and functionality - giving you more solutions, because we are the plant-based ingredient experts.


A Healthy Choice: Wholesome, Modern Nutrition


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The Right Products

NutriStem™ offers the broadest portfolio of bean and pulse ingredients to help you deliver consumer-pleasing, on-trend plant nutrition. ADM's bean and pulse ingredients are grown and processed in the U.S., and most are nutritionally comparable to whole, cooked beans. With an unrivaled portfolio, we offer virtually every type of plant-based ingredient you need to give consumers the great taste, texture and nutrition they demand. Created with functionality in mind across a wide range of options (organic, without GMO labeling), our beans and pulses are sure to meet any formulation challenge and deliver on both taste and nutrition, every time. ADM's beans (navy, chickpea, black, pinto, red) and pulses (lentils, yellow peas) are available in a variety of formats: 

Whole Beans

ADM offers a variety of triple-cleaned, bulk commodity dry beans. Consistently high-quality, our dry beans can be used in manufactured products or packaged dry. ADM is the largest commercial bean supplier in the world, and the only supplier with a completely vertically integrated, closed-loop supply chain. The classes of beans we contract with growers and processors include:

  • Navy
  • Pinto
  • Black
  • Small red
  • Pink
  • Mayacoba
  • Great northern
  • Dark red kidney
  • Light red kidney
  • Chickpea (garbanzo)

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Our comprehensive portfolio of triple-cleaned dry beans serves packaged goods, canning and side dish applications. The quality and consistency of our beans are supported by investments in cutting edge cleaning equipment including destoning, aspiration, milling and electronic eye machines. Our diverse origination network and ability to ship rail, container and truck makes ADM the only choice to support your dry bean needs.

Bean & Pulse Ingredients

Our NutriStem™ bean and pulse ingredients are available in both raw and pregelled forms and are suitable for a wide variety of applications. They can be used in meal and side dish solutions, meat and dairy alternatives and a wide range of on-trend snacks, bars, cereals and beverages—without altering the taste, texture or appearance of foods your customers already know and love. Our technical experts can help you choose the best ingredient to enhance your application. These products are available as whole dehydrated, grits, meals, flours and crisps and can be made available in either conventional or organic:

  • Navy bean
  • Black bean
  • Pinto bean
  • Chickpea (also roasted and seasoned)
  • Fava bean (also roasted and seasoned)
  • Green lentil
  • Green pea
  • Red lentil
  • Small red bean
  • Yellow pea
Disclaimer below

This content is based on United States laws and regulations applicable on the day of publication of this content. We point out that customers are required to ensure that any labeling and claims made by customers for their finished products must be based on the regulatory requirements and scientific standards of the country in which the final products are offered for sale. Not all products are available in all regions.

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