- — Kosher, Non-GMO, Organic, Raw, Sproutable, Vegan
- — Whole Raw Lentils
- — Very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol, and Sodium
- — Good source of Thiamin, Iron, Phosphorus, Manganese, Dietary Fiber and Folate
Organic Red Lentils for Easy and Healthy Cooking
If you want to enjoy some hearty dish with legumes but don’t want to bother with the hours it takes to soak and cook beans, Organic Red Lentils would be a perfect solution. They cook very fast and provide you with fiber, protein, B vitamins, and other important nutrients that legumes have. This means that they are a great addition to any meal plan as well as a good ingredient for a quick dinner.
Organic Red Lentils Vs. Green Lentils: Which to Use When?
Red lentils are cheaper and more versatile than the green variety. They also cook much faster and usually disintegrate during cooking. This means they make for a great thickener in stews and soups. They have a milder taste but a similar nutritional value.
The many varieties of red lentils are extremely popular in India, where they are called mansoor. You can include this ingredient in many dishes of the Middle-Eastern cuisines.
How to Cook Organic Whole Red Lentils
Organic whole red lentils do not require soaking, so you can cook them immediately after washing them in a strainer. But be quick if you want them to retain any form because within about 15-20 minutes of cooking they will turn into lentil puree.
You can add organic red lentils to chili and curry, which will improve both the texture and taste of the dishes.
Be sure to try making some lentil burgers or combine them with other legumes to make some. You can keep them in the fridge waiting for a day when you need to fix a nice dinner fast.
Due to their texture, organic whole red lentils are also a great addition to hummus and dips.
How to Sprout Organic Red Lentils at Home
- Yields approximately 3 Cups (1/2 lb.) of Sprouts. Prep 3 Tablespoons of lentils, then transfer into a bowl or into your Sprouter. Add 2-3 times as much cool (60°-70°) water. Mix lentils up to assure even water contact for all.
- Allow lentils to soak for 6-12 hours. Empty the lentils into your Sprouter (if necessary). Drain off the soak water. Rinse thoroughly with cool (60°-70°) water. Drain thoroughly! Set your Sprouter anywhere out of direct sunlight and at room temperature (70° is optimal) between Rinses. Ensure sufficient air-circulation is provided.
- Always be sure to Drain very thoroughly. The most common cause of inferior sprouts is inadequate drainage. Rinse and Drain again every 8-12 hours for 3 days.
Enjoy your home-made sprouts!