Organic black beluga lentils get their name from their resemblance to Beluga caviar. They are grown in the cool, dry climates of Canada and America’s northern plains and are less common than red, yellow and green lentils. These hearty pulses pair beautifully with other proteins or meaty vegetables.
Nutritional profile: Excellent source of both soluble and insoluble fiber. One-half cup of uncooked black lentils provides 26g protein, 18g fiber, 100mg calcium, 8mg iron, and 960mg potassium. Black lentils are the most nutritious variety of all lentils.
Health benefits: A high fiber diet has been shown to reduce cholesterol and blood pressure Also improve digestion, help to lower blood sugar levels, and contribute to a healthy weight.
They take approximately 25 minutes to cook. Soaking also helps eliminate gas-producing compounds.
Their rich, earthy flavor and soft texture are perfect in salads and soups. In addition, they feature well with pasta, rice, or sautéed vegetables.