One of the tastiest and fulfilling food in the legume family are lentils. Lentils are a popular ingredient to make the all-famous lentil soup. However, there are plenty of other recipes you can make using this ultra-healthy ingredient like burgers, meatballs, salads, and more. You can also eat them by themselves. Green lentils offer a slightly peppery flavor to any recipe.
Health Benefits of Organic Green Lentils
Containing such a variety of nutrients, you can be sure that adding green lentils to your routine health regimen will also provide several health benefits. Since lentils are a great source of B vitamins like folate, eating them can help prevent neural tube defects in newborns, the perfect food for expecting mothers. It can also help improve the immune system's response to infection, amongst other benefits.
Nutritional Value of Green Lentils
Green lentils contain a wide range of vitamins and minerals that make them an ingredient you should never be without. Vitamin A, B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin K, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and potassium are only to name a few of the many nutrients lentils can provide to the body. Eating or consuming one cup or 198 grams can provide 230 calories, 39.9 grams of carbs, 17.9 grams of protein, .8 grams of fat, and 15.6 grams of fiber.
How to Cook Organic Green Lentils
There are two ways to cook this satisfying legume. You can soak it in water to help reduce the cooking time by half. If you choose this method, it is recommended to soak them for about two to four hours before using them. Otherwise, rinse lentils in cold water before cooking them, use the 3:1 ratio water to lentils.
Healthy, Tasty, and So Fulfilling
Perhaps you are now thrilled to start adding organic lentils to your diet. At Bulkeez we like naturally good tasting beans. With our organic green lentils you will get just that. These naturally organic green lentils will make the perfect soup!