Lentils, Petite Crimson - Bulk

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Petite Crimson (Lens Esculenta) are 1/2 cm. wide with a mild, earthly flavor and soft texture. Crimson Lentil are crimson in color which is a deep orange - red. This tiny lens shaped pulse has traditionally been used as a meat substitute (a pulse is the dried seed of any legume, such as beans and peas). Lentils are the seed of a small shrub and are dried after harvesting. Lentils have been eaten for over 8,000 years and originated in Southwestern Asia along the Indus river. They are a staple food for many South Asian cultures. The Latin word for Lentil, Lens, was used in the 17th century to describe eye glasses because of the similarity in shape.

Suggested Use:
The nature of this legume is such that when cooked they loose their shape and are therefore an excellent choice for thickening soup. Lentils are often cooked with curry spices and served with rice in many south Asian cultures.


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  • Model: B24C
  • Shipping Weight: 10lbs
  • 9 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: D'allasandro

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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 07 May, 2008.

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