Puy Lentils

Puy Lentils

Considered to be the tastiest of all the lentil varieties, these small, dark blue- green bead-like lentils are a true royalty within the Lentil family. They get the name Puy lentil, due to its origin from Le Puy-en-Velay, an area of southern France. A combination of Le Puy-en-Velay’s volcanic lava enriched incredibly fertile lands, higher altitude and unique warm microclimate make the perfect setup for these natural masterpieces.

Umbrian lentils

Umbrian lentils

Often cooked with onion, garlic and herbs, these golden-brown Italian lentils are integral part of Italy and the Mediterranean diet. They also have deep traditional and cultural connections, for instance, in Italian tradition these golden-brown lentils, forms integral part of the new year celebration. Sicilian tradition indicates, the more lentils you eat, the more pennies you bring in — so serving up a huge dish of lentils is thought to bring wealth and good fortune throughout the whole year!

Red Lentils

Red Lentils

Red lentils are not read! They have a deep-orange colour and a rich test. In middle east often called Egyptian lentils whereas in the south Asian countries, where it is most eaten the locals call it Masoor daal. Red lentils are quite hard when dry but during cooking they disintegrate into a creamy and thick puree. They are cooked in numerous ways both as supplement and or a compliment to the meat, fish and veggie dishes.

Baluga Lentils

Baluga Lentils

Named for their resemblance to Beluga caviar, these small black lentils are indeed deserving of special status for their unique nutritional properties, test and texture. Baluga Lentils are regional delicacy in some parts of Canada and America’s Northern plain. They are rich in anthocyanins, a powerful antioxidant found in blueberries and blackberries. Besides, similar to Puy lentil, they perfectly hold their shape when cooked and therefore can be great accompaniments to both salads and soups.

Champagne lentil

Champagne lentil

Also known as continental lentils, these lentils have similar size and shape as the red lentils, however, unlike the red they hold their shape when cooked. Therefore they can be both used in the soup and also in salads.

Dine Like a Pharoah!

Dine Like a Pharoah!

Archaeologists discovered traces of lentils buried with the Royals in the ancient Egyptian pyramids, it is argued that within ancient Egyptian society, Lentils wearer believed to be something that enlightens the mind.

Lentils!

Lentils are true champions and perhaps one of the hardiest food crops in the planet, needing very little water to grow, there is no legume more resistant to arid lands then the lentils. One can find flourishing lentil crops from the hot tropics to the colder part of the planet. Alongside their champion tolerance and resilience to arid land and extreme temperatures, the culinary uses of them are as diverse as the regions that grow them. 

No Soaking needed,  On average takes ​12-15min to Cook.

Varies significantly depending on types and origin (£1.99/kg - £7/kg) 

Found in most supermarkets, whole food stores and Ethnic Shops. 

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