LENTILS INFORMATION, NUTRIENTS, BENEFITS
Know The Different Types Of Lentils?
- If you ask what are lentils, you should know that they belong to the family of pulses.
- It belongs to the legume family, and it is known for its lens-shaped seeds.
- It is a bushy annual plant, and it grows to about 40 cm in height. The seeds from the lentils develop into pods.
- Each pod will have a couple of seeds.
- Now, you know lentils meaning. Do you know, whether people in all countries use them?
- Yes, in the South East Asian dishes, split lentils without any hulls are lentils.
- People consume it with rotis and rice, and it is a dietary staple all through the regions of Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and of course, India.
- Most of the lentil production in the world comes from Australia, Canada and India.
- The lentil beans contain the second-highest ratio of protein per calorie after soybeans.
- There are different types of lentils, and they vary in colour.
- People in South India use Green lentils in many dishes.
- In addition to changes in colours, lentils also vary in size.
- Further, manufacturers sell them in varied forms, whole or split and with or without skin
- Even, the green variants will have different colours ranging from light, medium and dark green.
- Brown lentils are known as masoor, and the brown colour in this type of lentil is just the skin, and it will have orange pulse inside.
- You will find yellow/tan lentils with skin in these forms, and the pulse will be in the red.
- Red lentils are used in dishes like dhals, curries, and creamy soups as a thickening agent and also for enhancing the taste.
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