Organic Lentils

Organic Lentils

Lentils’ scientific name: Ervum lens.

There are many varieties of lentils, the colour is the main difference between them and ranges from a pale colour (light green, blonde, pink) to dark (dark green, brown, violet). The flavour also changes according to the variety of lentil. Lentils are rich in fibre and minerals as well as vitamins they have been considered as “the meat of the poor” since ancient times.

Net weight: 400 g

Drained weight: 240 g

Description

Organic Lentils: benefits and properties

Organic lentils are nutritional powerhouses packed with low-fat protein, fibre, b-vitamins such as folate, and minerals such as iron, zinc and potassium.  Pulses contain a wide range of cancer-fighting plant chemicals, specifically, isoflavones and phytosterols which are associated with reduced cancer risk.  Organic lentils provide the body with soluble fibre, which plays an important role in controlling blood cholesterol levels which can prevent heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

Beans and pulses are good for people with gluten intolerance and vegans who can’t get protein from meat, fish or dairy products. As pulses increase the feeling of fullness, this may result in lower food intake and weight loss. Gusto Sano organic lentils have no added salt or sugar.

Organic lentils: calories and nutritional nalues

Average values per 100g: 

  • Energy 227 kj/54 kcal
  • Fat 0.3 g
    Satured fat  0 g
  • Carbohydrate 6.8 g
    Sugars 0 g
  • Fiber 4 g
  • Protein 4 g
  • Salt 0.08 g

Organic lentils can

Help prevent heart disease; help fight cancer; lower cholesterol; help you lose weight; help manage diabetes and contribute to healthy bones and teeth.