Whole and Split
Red lentils have a nutty, almost sweet flavor and cook down into a savory mush, so they are perfect for Indian dal or curry, thickening soups, as a nest for baked eggs, and more.
Lentils are an excellent source of dietary fiber and protein, which can help you feel full longer. The fiber is of both soluble and insoluble types—soluble fiber is linked to lowering cholesterol and reducing the risk of heart disease, and both types are helpful in controlling hunger, stabilizing weight, and regulating digestion. They also have no cholesterol and are low in salt, with only 4 mg sodium per cup.
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- No additives or preservatives
- Whole food
- North American Grown: Every package is traceable back to the grower
Sort and rinse 1 cup lentils. (Optional: Soak for 1 hour in 4 cups hot water with 1 tsp. salt.) Add to large pot with 3 cups fresh water or stock. If desired, add aromatics such as bacon, ham/bones, garlic, onion, bay leaf, spices, etc. Bring to a boil, cover tightly, reduce heat, and simmer gently 15-20 minutes (split) / 25-30 minutes (whole), or until desired consistency. If needed, add more hot liquid during cooking to keep lentils covered. Reduce cooking time by 5-10 minutes if you want to use them in a salad where they need to hold their shape. When done, drain excess liquid. Add salt or acidic ingredients (such as tomatoes) after cooking. Makes 2 to 2 ½ cups.
Store in a cool, dark, dry place for up to 24 months.
25 lb. bulk bags