French Green Lentils

10-60 lbs
Starting at
$31
Incl Ground S&H

Product Information

PRODUCT INFO

French green lentils (verte du puy in French) are one of the harder to find varieties. They are prized for their deep green color, ability to hold their shape, and high fiber content.

The lentil, a dried seed of a small shrub, is an ancient staple in southern Asia that has been consumed for over 8,000 years. Besides possessing a mild earthy flavor of their own, lentils take on flavors well and have extremely high levels of protein (26%) and iron. When mixed with grains (traditionally rice) on the same plate, the resulting meal provides complete plant-based protein.

STORAGE

Lentils should be stored in a cool, dry place until needed.

RECIPES & TIPS

As a group, lentils pair well with garlic, onions, vinegar (sherry or wine), mint, olive oil, citrus, and sausages. French green lentils are perfect for side dishes and whole-lentil soups as they maintain their texture and shape well.

How to Cook Lentils

Bean & Lentil Recipes