The red lentils and yellow lentils cook fast and take only 15-20 minutes. It gives a bright color and a sweet, nutty flavor to the dishes. From 1/2 cup uncooked red lentils, one can get 40mg calcium, 22g protein, 10g fiber, 600mg potassium, and 6mg iron. Lentils are used in salads and soups. The green lentil gives a peppery flavor while the brown lentil provides an earthy flavor. For dishes with long cooking time, the green lentil is usually preferred as it holds the shape.
- Low in calories and rich in protein, iron, and folate
- Packed with health-promoting poly phenol’s reducing several
risks of heart disease
- The lentils cook fast in 15–20 minutes
Specifications of Lentils
Color: red in colour