DURU Split Red Lentils (Kirmizi Mercimek)
Lentils have been a healthy staple of the human diet for thousands of years, with first evidence of use dating back to the Neolithic Era. One of the first domesticated crops in the Near East, lentils are also referenced in the Bible as an ingredient in Ezekiel Bread, made from sprouted lentils and grains. At Duru, our lentils hail from the Southern Anatolia Region of Turkey, an ideal terrain for lentil cultivation. With a mild, sweet and nutty flavor, Duru Split Red Lentils (Kirmizi Mercimek) are a perfect ingredient for soups, stews, curries and Indian Dhal and veggie burgers. They are wonderful soup thickeners and delicious in stuffed peppers or eggplant filled with rice, quinoa or bulgur. One half cup of uncooked red lentils contains 22g of protein, 10g of fiber, 40mg of calcium and 600mg of potassium. Perfect for vegans, vegetarians, gluten-free and health-conscious eaters, split red lentils are very low in fat. Beyond their sweet taste and nutritional value, split red lentils are beautiful – and will impart bright orange-red color to your culinary creations! Because Split Red Lentils are so small, it’s not necessary to soak them overnight before working your magic with them. Duru was founded in Turkey in 1935 by brothers Ziya and Ihsan Duru as a bulgur business. Today, Duru is still a family-owned enterprise: offering our customers nutritious, high-quality natural grains, rice and beans using sustainable agriculture and environmental practices.
|Item Package:||1kg bag|
|Item dimensions - LxWxH (inches):||6.9 x 4.2 x 1.8|
|Item weight (lbs):||2.25|
|Country of Origin:||Turkey|
|Storage:||Store in a cool, dry place.|