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Size: 17.6 ounces
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French Green Lentils - Verte du Puy
Lentils have been a basic food source for over 8,000 years, coming from the Middle East and Mediterranean areas. The most famous lentil meal comes from Genesis when Jacob served his starving brother, Esau, a meal of "red pottage" in exchange for his birthright. Lentils have since been a staple food around the world. It is the perfect meat substitute because it is so high in iron and protein and loaded with minerals. Besides its high nutritional content, the versatility of this legume makes it an important basic ingredient in your kitchen. Lentils absorb strong seasonings, but are also good with basics such as salt, garlic and olive oil. Our lentils are imported from France and are the most prized of all of the lentil varieties. Grown in the volcanic soils of Puy, they are delicate, rich, and earthy in flavor. Verte du Puy are the best for cooking as they retain their shape. There is no need to pre-soak these lentils; just rinse in cold water and cook. Use them in a salad or in soups, stews, and casseroles.