Red Lentil Recipes, Benefits And Uses

Lentils all have very similar nutritional profiles. Red lentils often come in split form making them quicker to cook and also more prone to softener and disintegrating in dishes. The softer final product creates a different texture to your whole lentils in dishes. Split lentils are not suitable for sprouting, which is the common use for the more common whole brown lentils. Lentils have been used for centuries in traditional plant-based cooking and are hailed for the nutritional benefits and high levels of protein.

Nutritional Benefits Of Red Lentils

Lentils are naturally high in protein, folate and B6 vitamins. They have the second-highest ratio of protein per calorie of any legume, after soybeans. The low levels of readily digestible starch (5%) and high levels of slowly digested starch make lentils of potential value to people with diabetes.

Where Are Red Lentils From?

Canada produces more than 50% of the world's lentils of which red lentils is their biggest crop. India is the second biggest producer. All our red split lentils are sourced from Canada.

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Common Red Lentil Recipes And Uses

Red lentils are most commonly used in soups, stews, Ethiopian cuisine and vegetarian dishes. Red lentils often come in split form making them quicker to cook than whole lentil varieties and also creates a softer more puree-like texture in dishes. It is not uncommon to combine varieties of lentils together in dishes to create texture combinations.

Red Lentil Recipes

Tasty And Easy Lentil And Mushroom Stew

By Roxanne | Feb 28, 2019

We LOVE stews and casseroles. So flavourful and nutritious, even the biggest meat eaters will enjoy these vegetarian recipes. Stews are a bit like soups in that you can throw everything in a pot and let it work it’s magic with minimal effort from your side. For busy people that believe in healthy, homemade foods…

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All Natural Tomato and Lentil Soup

By Roxanne | Jul 6, 2018

There is something about a really thick homemade soup that is just unbeatable! Winter calls for them like spring calls for flowers. But soups are even better when they are made from 100% natural and simple ingredients. It warms your soul, not just your tummy. They are so easy, almost completely fail¬†proof, freeze so well…