Organic Brown Lentils are a great addition to soups and stews.
Organic Brown Lentils don’t sound very exciting but they are a versatile cupboard staple that add protein and vital nutrients to a range of recipes. They are the most common form of lentil and have a mild earthy flavour.
Lentils are particularly popular with vegetarians and vegans as they can take the place of meat in a range of traditional recipes and give a great texture. Brown lentils will turn a soup into a substantial meal and make a hearty stew in under an hour. Brown Lentils (cooked) are high in Folate, Manganese, Phosphorus, Iron and Copper (per 90g serving).
It is not essential to soak these lentils before you cook them but soaking and rinsing them will lower their phytate content which makes their nutrients more available. If you have some time on your hands then you can sprout them first for an even more nutrient dense meal.
If you want a recipe to get started then try this vegetable and lentil soup recipe
Ingredients: Brown Lentils