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BELUGA BLACK LENTILS organic

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Black beluga lentils is the smallest variety of lentils, its grains are round, black, shiny, like black eggs, hence the name. After boiling, it perfectly retains its shape, has a special unique taste and aroma, as if a whole bunch of aromatic spices have already been added to it. This variety of lentils is so self-sufficient that it can be used to prepare salty meals. Beluga lentils are perfect for salads, stews, soups and side dishes.
Beluga lentils differ from all the others in their original appearance, rich spicy taste and aroma. It has a rather delicate skin, but after boiling it retains its shape perfectly.
Initially, the Beluga lentil was grown in Canada as a back-up crop (it was previously sown in fields to enrich the soil with nitrogen). The plant is undersized, which makes harvesting lentils difficult, but at the time of its hatching, it was not worried about it. When the taste of the Beluga was appreciated, it began to be grown for food purposes, despite the fact that the difficulties in harvesting make the product quite expensive.


DETAILS

SKU: 10616
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada
INGREDIENTS: Black beluga lentils 100%
ALLERGENS: No known allergens.
Packed on premises that handles nuts (including peanuts), sesame, products containing dairy, soya and products containing gluten.
STORAGE: Cool, dry place away from direct sunlight


NUTRITION

Per 100g
Energy (kcal) 304
Protein (g) 23.4
Fat (g) 1.6
incl. saturates (g) 0.5
Carbs (g) 40.6
incl. sugars (g) 1.1
Fibre (g) 17
Salt (g) 0.8

HOW TO ENJOY

During the cooking process, the water and the rest of the ingredients are slightly colored with black lentils. Add to boiling water and simmer for 20-25 minutes. Soaking is not required.
Great in a stew with fennel, shallots and thyme, or cold in a salad.