Lentils are high in fibre, and complex carbohydrates, while low in fat and calories. Their high protein content makes lentils a perfect option for those looking to boost their protein intake. They are naturally gluten-free, making them a delicious staple in a gluten-free kitchen. Their exceptionally low glycemic index (low GI) values and resistant starch content make them suitable for a diabetic diet.
Did you know? When combined with a whole grain, lentils provide the same quality protein as meat! Lentils are good source of protein. A ½ cup serving of cooked lentils provides about 12 grams of protein. With such high protein content, you are sure to be fuelled up all day long.
Also known as Beluga lentils, black lentils are small and dark-colored. They look and cook similar to French lentils. Contrary to other types of lentils like brown or red lentils, black lentils hold their shape when cooked. That is, they don’t cook down into a mush making them ideal for eating in salads or as a side dish.
There is no need to soak black lentils prior to cooking
Cook them 15 to 20 minutes, until they’re tender.
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