Smaller (generally no more than ¼" in diameter) and plumper than green varieties, SHILOH FARMS Brown Lentils have a rich, nutty flavor and complex nutritional profile that belies their petite size. High in dietary fiber, B Vitamins, and a variety of minerals (including phosphorus, zinc, iron, and magnesium), lentils are behind only soybeans among legumes in their protein content by mass!
Among the first crops cultivated in the Middle East, lentils have been an essential part of the human diet for over 10,000 years!
To Cook: Due to their small size, lentils cook much faster than dried beans and do not require pre-soaking. To cook, first sort and thoroughly rinse lentils. Add 1 part lentils to 2 parts water and bring to a boil, then lower heat to simmer. Cook until tender, about 30-45 minutes.
Lentils must not be overcooked or they will become soft and mushy. Test frequently during cooking, then come to your own decision when they are tender and taste "done." Remember, intended use dictates desired tenderness. It is better to cook lentils to a firm stage for salads, freezing, and longer-cooking recipes. If you plan to puree or mash the lentils, cook until very soft.
1. Because they have similar cooking times, lentils are often cooked with rice.
2. Lentils go well with most vegetables and are a great addition to soups, stews, and salads.
3. Lentils are frequently cooked with traditional Indian spices for curries.
4. Their exceptionally high protein content makes lentils a perfect choice for vegetarian dishes; try them as a base for veggie burgers.
Certified Organic by Pennsylvania Certified Organic (www.paorganic.org)
Certified Kosher by KOF-K Kosher Supervision (www.www.kof-k.org)
This product was packaged in a facility that also handles wheat, soy, and tree nuts.
Country of Origin: Canada
Ingredients: Organic Brown Lentils
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