Organic Beluga Lentils are versatile and tasty.
Organic Beluga Lentils have a deep black tone and are named after the caviar they resemble. Beluga are less common than other lentil varieties and are grown in the cool dry climates of America and Canada’s Northern plains.
Lentils are one of the oldest sources of food, dating back nearly 9,000 years. They make a great cupboard staple because they are high in protein and fibre. They are also a rich source of nutrients with one 70g serving offering high levels of B1, Folate, Iron, Zinc and a source of B5, B6, Magnesium, Manganese, Potassium, Phosphorus and Copper.
Beluga lentils stay firmer and more intact than other forms of lentil so are popular in dishes such as salad or braised lentils. The water they are cooked in turns black and this can be used to add rich colour to other foods such as soups or rice.
Beluga Lentils make a good addition to vegetarian and vegan recipes because they are high in iron. They are also a source of protein so make a great meat substitute in curries and stews. Beluga lentils are al dente and firm when cooked which gives a meaty, dense texture to soups and stews.
If that wasn’t enough, they are also considered rather cool in the world of foodies, so if you like experimenting with the latest veggie food trends then they should be on your shelf.
Ingredients: Organic Beluga Lentils