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Organic French Green Lentils

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French green lentils, also known as Puy lentils, are small, dark green lentils with a slightly peppery and nutty flavor. They are prized for their firm texture, which allows them to hold their shape after cooking. French green lentils are often used in salads, side dishes, and main courses, adding depth and nutritional value to various recipes. Their unique taste and texture make them a favorite among chefs and home cooks alike, elevating the flavors of dishes and enhancing overall culinary experiences.

Description

French green lentils are small, dark green lentils with a robust and earthy flavor. They have a firm texture and hold their shape well when cooked, making them ideal for salads, side dishes, and main courses. Their unique taste is often described as slightly peppery or nutty, adding depth to a variety of dishes.

Attributes of French green lentils include being a good source of protein and dietary fiber. They are low in fat and cholesterol and provide a healthy addition to balanced meals.

French green lentils find versatile uses in the kitchen. They are commonly featured in salads, where their firmness and flavor add a delightful texture and complexity. They are also used in soups, stews, and casseroles, providing a substantial and nutritious base. Additionally, they can be used as a side dish, served alongside roasted meats or vegetables, and incorporated into vegetarian and vegan dishes. The addition of organic French Green Lentils to meat dishes adds a unique texture, a naturally earthy and nutty flavor that complements the savory flavors in meat-based dishes. They can add a subtle depth and complexity to the overall taste profile of the dish.

Sprouting enhances the nutritional content of lentils. The germination process activates enzymes, which leads to an increase in the availability of nutrients such as vitamins (including vitamin C and vitamin B complex), minerals (such as iron, zinc, and calcium), and antioxidants. Sprouted lentils are also easier to digest and absorb due to the breakdown of complex nutrients into simpler forms. Sprouting breaks down complex carbohydrates, proteins, and fats in lentils, making them easier to digest. This process reduces the presence of antinutrients like phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors that can interfere with nutrient absorption. Thus, sprouted lentils are usually gentler on the digestive system and may be better tolerated by individuals with digestive sensitivities. Sprouted lentils have a fresh, crunchy texture and a slightly milder, sweeter taste compared to unsprouted lentils. The sprouting process can impart a desirable crispness, making them enjoyable to eat raw or cooked. The texture and flavor of sprouted lentils can add depth and variety to salads, sandwiches, stir-fries, and other dishes. See our sprouting table for more information. It is important to follow proper hygiene and safety protocols during the sprouting process to minimize the risk of bacterial contamination.

French green lentils are highly regarded by chefs and home cooks alike for their quality and culinary versatility.

Cooking Instructions

Cooking Time: 20 – 25 minutes
1. Rinse
2. In a medium sized pot, mix 1 part French Green Lentils with 3 parts water
3. Bring to a boil
4. Once boiling reduce to low for 15 – 20 minutes or until desired texture is reached
5. Strain and rinse with warm water

Cooking time can be reduced if French Green Lentils are pre-soaked for a few hours prior to cooking. Strain and add fresh water before cooking.

Nutrition Facts

How to Use

• Soups, stews and side dishes
• Add to meat dishes
• Curries & dals
• Sprouted and used in wraps or on salads
• Grain Bowls & Salads

Storage & Shelf Life

French Green Lentils should be stored in a cool, dry place.

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