All about Lentils

Are you a fan of lentils? Nutritious and flavorful lentil beans are very healthy and tasty. Far too many people completely forget about the benefits of lentils. Learn how to choose, prepare, store and cook them properly. Help yourself to stay healthy, happy and fit.

The lentil plant (Lens Culinaris) originates from Asia and North Africa and is one of our oldest sources of food. A cousin to the pea and a rich provider of protein and carbohydrates the lentil is also a good source of calcium, phosphorus, iron and B vitamins – making it an important diet staple the world over.

There are several different varieties – most commonly used in cooking are Brown, Red and Green lentils, although Puy and Yellow are stocked in many health and specialist shops.

Curated from Lentils | BBC Good Food

 

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