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Lentils, Split Red - Organic

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Lentils are discus-shaped, edible seeds from the legume family and are a food staple in Asian and North African cuisines. 

There are several types of lentils:

  • Black beluga lentils are the most nutritious and hearty and have a beautiful earthy flavour. They get their name from their resemblance to black caviar.
  • Brown lentils hold their shape really well and have a mild, earthy flavour. They are delicious mashed into veggie burgers, or tossed into a salad. They also work well in soups.
  • Red and yellow lentils are popular in Indian and Middle Eastern dishes. They are best used for thickening soups, purees, and stews as they quickly become mushy when cooked.
  • Green lentils have a peppery taste and are rich in antioxidants, iron, and magnesium. They work well over salads and as a warm side.
  • Puy lentils are harvested in the French region of Le Puy. They are the queens of lentils and are known for having the best texture and flavour of all lentil varieties.

Split red lentils are halved whole lentils with their outer skins removed.

They don’t require any prior soaking and can be cooked in less than 20 minutes - perfect when you want to prepare a last-minute protein-rich meal or want to bulk up an already cooked meal!

Cooking with Split Red Lentils

Rinse thoroughly before cooking, then place in a pot, cover with water, bring to the boil and leave to simmer uncovered for 10 minutes, or pressure cook for 5 minutes and drain.

Cooked lentils can be added to wraps, salads, soups, stews, dhals and savoury purées. They have so much more flavour than what comes out of a tin or pouch from the supermarket. 

Ingredients & Allergens

Ingredients: Organic split red lentils, organic sunflower oil (1%)

 

For allergens see ingredients in bold.

 

Due to the way our food is stored and packaged, this product may contain traces of other allergens due to cross-contamination. 

Storage

Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place, away from direct light and strong odours.

Nutritional Profile

 

Typical values per 100g

Energy

 

1354 kJ/
325 kcal

Fat, Total

– of which saturates

1.3 g

0.2 g

Carbohydrates

– of which sugars

51.0 g

2.4 g

Fibre

3.9 g

Protein

24.0 g

Salt

0.0 g

 

Certified organic

GMO free

Product of

Turkey