Red lentils are a great source of vitamins and minerals including folate and magnesium, which contribute to a healthy heart.
The high fiber content in red lentils is a natural way to help reduce blood cholesterol. The fiber content of red lentils can also help to stabilise blood sugar and improve digestive health, and the almost 18 grams of protein makes red lentils a healthy choice for those on a vegetarian or vegan diet.
Uses for Red Lentils
Red lentils are very popular in Indian dishes such as dal, but are becoming more and more popular around the world because of their health benefits. Lentils are easy to cook and are a nice addition to salads, in soups and stews.
Rinse before using, cook for 15-20 minutes. Red Lentils can easily loose shape when over cooked.