Fun Facts on Lentils

December 30, 2010 at 6:43 pm 1 comment

  • Lentils are legumes and originated in central Asia
  • They were found in the tombs of the Ancient Egyptians in 2400BC
  • lentils come in all shapes and colors – brown, yellow, red and black
  • French lentils are known for a delicate taste and they hold their shape better after cooking
  • The optical lens is named after the Latin word for lentil
  • Lentils are wonderful nutritionally low in fat, high in protein, folate, phosphorus, fiber and iron
  • Lentils are used around the world and are particularly popular in Middle Eastern countries, Greece, France and India.
  • In the Middle East they are made with onions and garlic, in France often served with roasted meat and in India made into dal.
  • Lentils are easy to cook and don’t need soaking like dried beans
  • There is even a National Lentil Festival in Pullman Washington
  • The Soluble fiber in lentils helps keep your cholesterol down and blood sugars under control

Now with all these amazing facts and health benefits why not check out our wonderful selection of different lentils and have fun cooking 🙂


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