Lentils Nutrition

September 19, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Vegetarian/Vegan

Lentils are one of the most nutritious foods available in the world today, and they are densely packed with nutrition, so you do not need to eat a lot of them to reap the benefits.  Lentils blend well with other foods, and therefore, are a good additive to soups, stews, and salads.

Although lentils are used more in vegetarian diets due to their nutritional value, they are also used in many traditional ethnic dishes from several cultures as they also mix well with meat.  Lentils do not have a strong flavor on their own, so they can be mixed with spices and sauces using just about any other flavor to create a main dish or entree, and can be used as a side dish or vegetable, and can also be a bread substitute.

Lentils are part of the legume family, also called pulses in some parts of the world.  They are a staple in many countries, especially where meat is expensive or scarce, and fill the gap in many poorer countries’ diets because of lack of protein.

Another great advantage to lentils, is that they pack and travel well, and can be stored without refrigeration for long periods of time in their dry form.  This makes lentils an ideal food for nomads, and campers.  Lentils nutrition is not one to give up lightly.


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