LentilsLentils are a part of the legume family and can be found in a range of colours from orange-red, green, brown and black.

The are also a nutritiously dense food that should be a staple in any pantry. Like chickpeas they are also high in protein, vitamins and minerals.

These are a great non-animal source of protein are a wonderfully versatile pantry staple. 

 

Benefits


A great non-animal source of Protein, which is a building block for most of the body’s structures, helps to regulate fluid balance and as antibodies.

A fabulous source of B1 (Thiamine), which is used in energy metabolism.

Also so good source of B5 (Pantothenic Acid), which is also used in energy metabolism.

A good source of Vitamin B6, which helps to make red blood cells.

A fantastic source of Folate, which is used in DNA synthesis and thus important in new cell formation.

Also a great non-animal source of Ironwhich is necessary for oxygen transportation in the blood and utilisation of energy.

A great source of Phosphorus, which is part of every cell and is important in genetic material.

Lentils are also a great source of Zinc, which is such an important mineral as it has many functions including: involved in making proteins and genetic material, immune reactions, wound healing, and normal development of the foetus. 

 

Recipes with Lentils


 



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