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Everything you need to know about Lentils

The lentil is an edible legume. They are tiny beans, grown in pods. They come in red, yellow, brown, black, and green varieties. Lentils are quick and easy to prepare with high levels of protein and fiber.Lentils are the foods which are lower in calories and higher in proteins. Lentils are extremely healthy for vegetarians as they are high source of Iron and rich in magnesium, potassium, zinc and Vitamin B. Lentils are eco-friendly and economical.

Types of Lentils:

Given below are the types of lentils:

  1. Brown Lentil :

Brown lentils are the most common variety of lentils consumed globally. This type of variety can range in colour from khaki brown to dark black. These lentils have mild, earthy flavour. These lentils are widely used in salads, casseroles, soups, stews, veggie burgers or vegetarian meatloaf.

  1. Green Lentil:

Green lentils and brown lentils are quite similar. Green lentils have a more robust and slightly peppery flavouras compared to brown lentils. Green lentils can vary in colour from a pale or spotted green to a green-slate colour with hints of blue and black. With the strong flavour, green lentils are ideal for salads or side dishes and equally nourishing.

  1. Red Lentil:

Red lentils are the lentils which can be identified easily. These lentils are generally used in Indian dals. Red lentils taste is exquisite when served with rice. Orange colour lentils also come under red lentils only.

  1. Yellow Lentils:

Yellow lentils are similar to red lentils. These lentils are very nutritious and has sweetest aroma. These lentils are nutty, soft and sweet.

  1. Black Lentils:

Black lentils are dark in colour. These lentils are also known as Beluga lentils because they resemble beluga caviar. These lentils are different from all other lentils. These are most flavourful lentils with distinguishing characteristic.

Benefits of Lentils:

1 – Fight against cancer

2 – Helps in managing blood sugar levels

3 – Reducing Weight

4 – Digestion improvement

5 – Maintaining good heart health

6 – Provides abundance of iron

7 – Reduces risk of chronic diseases

8 – Good protein source

Veerral Agro Tech and Organic Products India is one of the biggest lentil exporters of organic and conventional lentils product in India. They are also known to be trusted pulses exporters and manufacturers  in India.