Did You Know!?

  • 1 ounce of lentils contains 99 calories, 0 grams of fat, 0 grams of cholesterol, 17 grams of carbs, 9 grams of fiber, 1 gram of sugar, and 7 grams of protein.
  • Lentils are a source of Thiamin, Iron, Phosphorus, Copper,  Manganese,  Protein, Fiber and Folate.
  • Red (or pink) lentils contain a lower concentration of fiber than green lentils.
  • Lentils are one of the best vegetable sources of iron.
  • The optical lens of the eye is named after the lentil (Latin: lens), whose shape it resembles.
  • Lentils good supply of B vitamins, especially niacin, makes lentils very beneficial for reducing cholesterol, excessive stress, and promoting general well-being of the nervous system.
  • Lentils are are a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber and heart healthy magnesium.
  • Lentils high fiber and slow burning complex carbohydrates help them to manage blood sugar levels by preventing blood sugar from rising too rapidly after a meal.
  • Lentils help your colon by easing constipation and helping to prevent digestive disorders like irritable bowel syndrome and diveticulosis.
  • Lentils can restore energy if you your iron levels are low by replenishing your stores.  This is especially good for menstruating women and vegans.
  • Store lentils in an airtight container in a cool, dry and dark place and they will keep for up to 12 months.

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