Red Lentils

November 23rd, 2010 by admin

Red Lentils are used mainly in Asian countries. Especially in countries like India and Turkey.

Red lentils are small lenses with purple skin and orange pip. On cooking, the orange color change to yellow.

The taste of red lentils is rather mild and they are generally well tolerated.

Nutrients and Ingredients

Red lentils contain approximately 20% protein, 40% carbohydrates, 15% fiber and about 1% fat.

Vitamins and Minerals

Red lentils contain Vitamin B1, the minerals phosphorus and magnesium, and trace elements zinc and iron.

Turkish cuisine – Use

Red lentils are called in Turkey Kirmizi Mercimek and will be used, as Green Lentils for soups, stews and other meat-free, vegetarian dishes.

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