Organic French Type Lentils

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Description

Organic French Type Lentils are high in Protein and Iron.

Organic French Type Lentils are the same variety as Puy lentils except they aren’t grown in Puy.   It’s a bit like buying ‘Cornish Pasties’ from Cornwall and ‘plain old pasties’ from Devon. So you can’t go around calling them ‘lentilles du puy’ but they can be used in their place for speciality recipes.

These nutrient rich little lentils are a great addition to any diet.  One 90g serving  of cooked green speckled lentils is a source of Thiamin (B1), Potassium, Phosphorus, Manganese, Iron and Copper.  If you are looking for food that keeps you going in a busy lifestyle lentils are a great choice as B vitamins  and Iron contribute to normal function of the immune system and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

These lovely little slate green lentils have blackish-blue undertones and are rich in antioxidant phytochemicals.  They hold their shape well and don’t break down easily into a dahl type mush, so they are great in side dishes and salads.

Origin: Canada

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

Nutritional Information

Organic Green Speckled Lentils (cooked) are a source of Thiamin (B1), Potassium, Phosphorus, Manganese, Iron and Copper (per 90g serving)

Typical Nutrient Values of Cooked Green Speckled Lentils: Amount per 100g: Amount per serving
(90g)
% Reference intake (RI) per serving
Energy 486kj/116kcal 437kj/104kcal 5.22%
Fat 0.4g 0.36g 0.51%
of which saturates 0.1g 0.09g 0.45%
Carbohydrate 20.1g 18.09g 6.95%
of which sugars 1.8g 1.62g 1.80%
Fibre 7.9g 7.11g
Protein 9g 0.81g 1.62%
Salt 0mg
Typical Vitamin/ Mineral Values: Amount per 100g: Amount per serving
(90g)
% Reference intake (RI) per serving
Thiamin (B1) 0.2mg 0.18mg 16.36%
Potassium 369mg 332.10mg 16.60%
Phosphorus 180mg 162mg 23.14%
Manganese 0.50mg 0.45mg 22.50%
Iron 3.3mg 2.97mg 21.21%
Copper 0.3mg 0.27mg 27%

Reference Intake (RI)

The Reference Intake (RI) refers to the recommended daily amount of a specific nutrient.

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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 (20-25 mins)
  5. Add salt at the end of cooking – adding it during cooking will result in tough lentils.

Storage

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

Family Tips

  1. Organic Green Speckled (French Style) Lentils go well in cold dishes – they add a great bite to rice salads.
  2. You can easily sprout these lentils to boost their nutritional power.