Organic Red Split Lentils
Organic Red Split Lentils.
The lentil plant (Lens Culinaris) originates from Asia and North Africa and is one of our oldest sources of food. There are several different varieties but the most commonly used in cooking are - Brown, Red, Puy, Green and Yellow lentils. Don't be fooled the latter two can often be mistakenly named Lentils but rather are Split peas, a type of "Field Pea".
Field Peas are a variety of yellow or green peas grown specifically for drying. These "peas" are hulled and then split in half along their natural seam, which encourages faster cooking and eliminates the need to pre-soak. Split peas are high in protein and fibre, and low in fat and they turn very creamy when cooked through.
Lentils are a fantastic source of protein for vegetarians, Just 100g contains 26g of protein which is equivalent to 52% of your RDA. They are also high in carbohydrates and make for a good source of calcium, phosphorus, iron and B vitamins making it an important diet staple around the world.
In fact there is only one legume with a higher protein content than lentils and that's the soybean, so Lentils are a very important component in vegan and vegetarian diets where protein intake needs to be regulated!
What makes my previous statement better is the fact that lentils taste earthy, delicious and are supremely easy to prepare, just add to boiling water, come back in 15 - 20 mins and enjoy!
Lentils to do not require soaking like other pulses. Rinse your lentils with fresh water before boiling to remove any dust or debris. ... For split red lentils, cook time is typically only about 5-7 minutes. Be sure to season with salt after cooking – if salt is added before, the lentils will become tough.
This item is sold in 100g lots in our store. Online ordering requires a minimum order of 500g. This item is packaged in Kraft brown recycled paper bag. The top is turned over and sealed with brown paper tape Please see picture above.