Pulses >> Red, Yellow, Green And Brown Lentils
The lentil is a staple of vegetarian cuisine. They come in many different colours; red, yellow, brown, and green. A red lentil differs from a green or yellow lentil in two ways. Red lentils require less time to cook than green or yellow ones. In addition, red ones become mushy when cooked. It only takes 15-20 minutes for red and yellow lentils to cook. Besides adding colour to dishes, it also imparts a sweet, nutty flavor. From 1/2 cup uncooked red lentils, one can get 40mg calcium, 22g protein, 10g fibre, 600mg potassium, and 6mg iron.
The brown one is the most common variety of lentils. Their flavour is mild and earthy, and their shape will not change when cooked. Moreover, brown lentils come in a variety of sizes. Green lentils are firm and peppery. It takes a few more minutes to cook them than brown ones because of their firm texture. In addition to the low-calorie content, they contain polyphenols as well. They are commonly used in salads and soups. Green lentil are usually preferred in dishes that require long cooking times because they retain their shape.
- Low in calories and rich in protein, iron, and folate
- The prebiotic fiber found in lentils promotes digestive function and contributes to the growth of beneficial gut bacteria.
- It contains phenols that protect against chronic diseases like diabetes and obesity.
- They are known for their high fiber, folate, and potassium content, which is good for the heart
- THey are low in glycemic index, so their energy supply is released slowly into the bloodstream. This helps control blood sugar levels.
Specifications of Lentils
Color: red in colour