Organic Whole Red Lentils. These yummy Organic Whole Red Lentils are easy to prepare and cook up quickly, but become soft and do not hold their shape well. They are best used to thicken a dish or in purees. They are most commonly used in Middle Eastern or Indian food dishes but can also be used for dhal, soups, stews & lentil patties.
Preparation: Pre-soak them before cooking to remove any remaining Saponin, a naturally occurring coating on seeds and pulses.
Depending on your desired use if you cook them for around 15 minutes they will start to turn into a puree, cook for 25 minutes and you will get mush. If you plan to use them for a salad or lentil patty then cook them for around 10-15 minutes, you want them to still hold their shape with a tender but firm texture. The easiest way to make sure you don’t over cook them is to check on your lentils as they cook.
We recommend storing them in a air tight container in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight.
Organic Whole Red Lentils are low in fat and are high in fibre for good digestive function and also assist in lowering cholesterol re-absorption.
They are also high in iron (non-heme) and contain magnesium to aid in Calcium absorption and healthy nerve function. Remember that combining lentils with a grain like Rice or Amaranth gives you a complete protein mix. It’s helpful to remember that sprouted lentils contain extra nutrients and are easier to digest due to their rich enzyme content. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, lentils have a neutral thermal nature and are beneficial to the heart, circulation, stimulate adrenal function and increases vitality of the kidneys.
Certified Organic: ACO
Country of Origin: Australia
You can use Santos Organics Whole Red Lentils to make: