Lentils were one of the first cultivated crops, originating from SE Asia, and are rich in protein and fibre - and extremely versatile meaning they can be used in a number of ways for added nutrients to a recipe. Why not try them in a vegan spaghetti bolognese, or vegetable soup, or a yummy lentil and sweet potato curry? So many options, so little time...
Our red lentils are easy to prepare and because these are split lentils the time is reduced by half compared to whole lentils. Just add your desired amount of rinsed lentils to a pan of boiling water or stock (ratio is 3 cups of water/stock to 1 cup of lentils); bring back to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 5-7 minutes until soft. If you want to season your lentils make sure you do so after cooking (otherwise it can cause your lentils to go tough).
Packed on premises that handles nuts (including peanuts), seeds, cereals, soya & products containing gluten.
Store in a cool dry place away from sunlight.
Nutrition Per 100g
- Energy (Kj) 1413
- Energy (Kcal) 338
- Fat (g) 1 of which - saturates (g) 0.2
- Carbohydrates (g) 57.1 of which - sugars (g) 2.4
- Fibre (g) 4.9
- Protein (g) 28.1
- Salt (g) Nil