BROWN LENTILS – 1KG

R52.00

Lentils Nutrition Facts

The lentil (which has the scientific name Lens culinaris) is a member of the legume plant family and is considered an edible pulse. Lentils grow on a bushy annual plant that produces the edible lens-shaped seeds within pods.

One cup of cooked lentils has about:

  • 230 calories
  • 18 grams protein
  • 15 grams of fiber
  • 3.5 grams sugar
  • less than 1 gram fat
  • 358 milligrams folate (90 percent DV)
  • 1 milligram manganese (49 percent DV)
  • 6.6 milligrams iron (37 percent DV)
  • 356 milligrams phosphorus (36 percent DV)
  • 0.5 milligrams copper (25 percent DV)
  • 0.5 milligrams thiamine (22 percent DV)
  • 731 milligrams potassium (21 percent DV)
  • 71 milligrams magnesium (18 percent DV)
  • 0.4 milligrams vitamin B6 (18 percent DV)
  • 2.5 milligrams zinc (17 percent DV)
  • 1.3 milligrams vitamin B5/pantothenic acid (13 percent DV)
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Description

The lentil (which has the scientific name Lens culinaris) is a member of the legume plant family and is considered an edible pulse. Lentils grow on a bushy annual plant that produces the edible lens-shaped seeds within pods.

Brown Lentils. This is by far the most common variety of lentil, and probably the one that you see at your local grocery store. They can range in color from khaki-brown to dark black, and generally have a mild, earthy flavor. They cook in about 20 to 30 minutes and hold their shape very well.

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Weight 1 kg

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