Organic Brown Lentils

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Description

Organic Brown Lentils are a great addition to soups and stews.

Organic Brown Lentils don’t sound very exciting but they are a versatile cupboard staple that add protein and vital nutrients to a range of recipes.  They are the most common form of lentil and have a mild earthy flavour.

Lentils are particularly popular with vegetarians and vegans as they can take the place of meat in a range of traditional recipes and give a great texture.  Brown lentils will turn a soup into a substantial meal and make a hearty stew in under an hour.  Brown Lentils (cooked) are high in Folate, Manganese, Phosphorus, Iron and Copper (per 90g serving).

It is not essential to soak these lentils before you cook them but soaking and rinsing them will lower their phytate content which makes their nutrients more available.  If you have some time on your hands then you can sprout them first for an even more nutrient dense meal.

If you want a recipe to get started then try this vegetable and lentil soup recipe

If you like brown lentils but want to try a new variety we also stock organic red lentilsorganic green lentilsorganic beluga lentils and Organic French style lentils.

Ingredients: Brown Lentils

Origin: Turkey

Allergen Information: Packed on premises that handle gluten, tree nuts, sesame, soya, peanuts.

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Nutritional Information

Typical Nutrient Values: Amount per 100g:
Energy 1146kj/270kcal
Fat 1.6g
of which saturates 0.0g
Carbohydrate 41.0g
of which sugars 1.1g
Fibre 17.0g
Protein 23.0g
Salt 0.015g
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Cooking Instructions:

  1. Lentils don’t require pre-soaking before you cook them but soaking them will reduce their phytate content.
  2. Rinse the lentils first to remove any natural dust or debris.
  3. Fill a pan with 3 cups of liquid to 1 cup of lentils – the lentils will triple in size so use a large pan.
  4. Boil and cover, reducing the heat to a simmer and then cook until tender (about 20-25 mins)
  5. Add salt at the end of cooking – adding it during cooking will result in tough lentils.
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Storage

For optimum freshness keep in a cool place away from moisture and direct sunlight.  Store in a tightly sealed bag or container.

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Family Tip:

  1. We love these brown lentils in our Sunday nut roast.  They hold their shape well and give a good texture.
  2. Brown lentils will sprout really well and then can be used in soups and stews for added nutritional power.