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Green Lentils


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Description

The Green Lentils are an edible pulse. It is a bushy annual plant of the legume family, known for its lens shaped seeds. The lentils are a dietary staple throughout regions of South Asian region. The Majority of world production comes from Canada, India, and Australia.

Description:

The Green lentils are legumes that generally have a rich nutty flavor. They are grown in pods, which contain one or two seeds each. They are cook much faster than dried beans. The Green lentils, which hold their shape well after cooking, are making it a good condition to salad and other dishes that need additional texture.

Storage:

They can be stored indefinitely but after a year, their color will begin to fade and they will become dryer and take longer to cook. Thus, store in a sealable bag or airtight container in a cool dry area out of direct sunlight.

Uses:

The Green lentils are generally used for warm salads, side dishes, casseroles and stuffing, soup and stew. Green lentils hold their shape well if not overcooked and can be added to salads and other dishes. The varieties that are soft after cooking are used mainly to thicken the stew and soup or are made into purees.

Nutritional Value of Green Lentils:

Nutritional Value of Green Lentils contains per 100gms is mentioned below:

Energy                                      353 kcal

Carbohydrates                       63 g

Sugars                                      2 g

Dietary fiber                           10.7 g

Fat                                           1 g

Protein                                    25 g

Vitamins

Thiamine (B1)                         0.87 mg             Riboflavin (B2)                              0.211 mg

Niacin (B3)                              2.605 mg          Pantothenic acid (B5)                    2.14 mg

Vitamin B6                               0.54 mg            Folate (B9)                                       479 μg

Vitamin C                                  4.5 mg

Minerals

Calcium                                     56 mg                 Iron                                                 6.5 mg

Magnesium                                 47 mg              Phosphorus                                   281 mg

Potassium                                   677 mg             Sodium                                          6 mg

Zinc                                               3.3 mg

 

Properties:

Shape: Lens

Size:  Small pods

Color: Pale to mottled green-brown

Flavor: Sweet and Nutty

 

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