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Lentils are a nutritional powerhouse

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Lentils are a nutritional powerhouse that should be on your food radar for good eats. That is why we give lentils a “5 star” rating.

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Did you know that lentils come in several varieties? Red, yellow or orange lentils cook quicker (about 20 minutes), while the green/brown varieties usually take double the time to prepare. Either way, what you will get is a protein-packed legume with high dietary fiber, plenty of folate, iron and B6 vitamins. Lentils are low on the glycemic index, so they are also easily digested and a good choice for those looking to cut back on sugar. People who choose to live as vegan or vegetarian should also choose lentils as a go-to food for their great protein rich qualities.

Choose lentils from your dried bean or bulk aisle in your favorite grocery store. They are well priced at about $1 per pound (a bit more for organic or the French, Du Puy varieties). When using, check for small stones and give a good rinse under cold water before cooking.

Lentils are great eaten hot in soups, stews or side dishes, cold in salads or crushed in breads.

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