Nutritious and versatile, lentils are rich in protein, high in dietary fiber, loaded with complex carbohydrates, and the most concentrated source of foliate (Vitamin B9) of any food. Iron, B1, Calcium and other minerals are packed into this tasty little legume. Vegetarians value lentils for their protein and diabetics appreciate their low glycemic index, averaging 29 to 30 per serving.
Chefs of all kinds welcome their economy, rapid preparation, and versatility. Unlike their cousins the beans, these legumes cook in minutes, without soaking, and are perfectly suited for a wide variety of main dishes, soups, side dishes, and hot and cold salads. Lentils make great sprouts for salads and sandwiches.
Our Timeless lentils are also sought after for what they don’t have! No cholesterol, no saturated fats, no trans fats, and they’re very low in sodium. And Timeless lentils are traditional or heritage varieties that have never been genetically engineered.
Lentils originated in the Near East, and were one of the first crops domesticated for human consumption in Neolithic times. Although probably best known in Indian cuisine, lentils have long been a staple in the Mediterranean, southern Europe, and South America. Lentils are often featured as the center of the plate in vegetarian restaurants, and grace white tablecloth restaurants around the world.
As delicious as they are for consumers, lentils are also nourishing for the soil. Legume farmers on America’s high plains of the West value them for their ability to enrich the earth by naturally converting atmospheric nitrogen into rich organic matter. Lentils are essential to successful crop rotations for our certified organic family farmers.
Although we are a small family farmer-owned company, Timeless Natural Foods is the most extensive selection of organic lentils in America. Whether it is the earthy Green, the nutty Pardina, the tiny French Green, brilliant Petite Crimson, our own Black Beluga®, or Harvest Gold, we love lentils!
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