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RED SPLIT LENTILS organic

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Red split lentils are one of the easiest pulses to cook. Red Split lentils are halved whole lentils with their outer skins removed. If you are a beginner to using lentils, these are a great place to start. Split red lentils cook in 15 minutes and taste nutty and potato-like. They are a great way to thicken soups and stews to make a substantial, protein rich meal. They also taste great in curries and dahls.
Red split lentils are obtained by grinding Crimson lentils (or other varieties), which contain red cotyledons under the shell, and then splitting them into halves.
Brown, green, yellow, red or black Ñ lentils are low in calories, rich in iron and folate and an excellent source of protein.


DETAILS

SKU: 10612
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Turkey
INGREDIENTS: 100% Red split lentils
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) 323
Protein (g) 24
Fat (g) 1.3
incl. saturates (g) 0.2
Carbs (g) 52
incl. sugars (g) 2.3
Fibre (g) 4.9
Salt (g) 0

HOW TO ENJOY

You do not need to soak lentils like other dried beans or peas.
Cooked red split lentils make a rich puree and therefore are perfect for thickening dishes such as soups and casseroles. They are also often cooked with spices to make the Indian side dish, dhal.
Dhal helps to calm the nervous system thanks to the tryptophan in its composition, also increase stress resistance, and normalize the psycho-emotional background. Thanks to the vitamins and minerals that are part of the beans, they increase immunity, cleanse blood vessels from cholesterol, increase hemoglobin, efficiency, give energy, and reduce the likelihood of developing heart disease.
For a simple dhal :
Chop 1 onion and 1 carrot and fry in a pan heated up with vegetable oil. Rinse 200g of red lentils and add them to the vegetables along with 1 tsp of curry powder, a pinch of freshly ground black pepper and salt. Pour 250ml of water into the pan and cook the mixture for 20 minutes over low heat under a lid.