Brown Lentils

Brown Lentils

Product Information

Lentils are legumes that have a rich nutty flavour and are much quicker to cook than any other legume as they do not require soaking. Lentils are highly nutritious and are a good source of fibre, B vitamins and protein and are also a low GI food. Lentils are extremely versatile and absorb flavours well. They are delicious served as a salad, in a thick warm soup, in spicy vegetarian curries and can be used as a healthy meat extender in bolognaise or lasagnes.

Brown Lentils

Nutritional Information

Nutrient Per 100g, raw Per serving, cooked 125 ml (½ cup) 90 g
Energy (kJ) 1477 438
Protein (g) 25.8 8.1
Glycaemic Carbohydrate (g) 30 11
Of Which Total Sugar (g) 2.0 1.6
Total Fat (g) 1.1 0.3
Of Which Saturated Fat (g) 0.2 0.1
Total Dietary Fibre (g) 30.5 7.1
Sodium (mg) 6 2

Cooking Tips

250 ml (1 cup) raw brown lentils makes 550 ml (2 ¼ cups) cooked brown lentils. One serving is usually 125 ml (1/2 cup) cooked brown lentils.

Cooking Instructions

Cover with water, Bring to the boil and then simmer for 20 minutes

Recipe Idea

Lentils add lots of flavour and some protein to all kinds of dishes, from soups to salads. Combine with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, mustard, parsley and garlic as a salad or puree with cumin, grated ginger and turmeric for an Indian dahl.

To Sprout:

Soak in water overnight. Place in a clean container. Cover the top with a small cloth and close with an elastic band. Rinse and drain twice a day. Use when sprout is 1 to 2.5cm long (3-5 days).


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