Red Lentils are a medium size, quick cooking lentil. They're deep orange to red in colour and are about 1/2 to 3/4 cm wide with a mild, earthy flavour and soft texture. Red Lentils do not hold their shape and turn yellow when cooked. Red lentils become entirely disintegrated and mushy when cooked and do not hold their shape. This means they're best suited for pureed dishes such as soups, stews, curries, spreads and Indian daals, hummus, pate, or as a central ingredient in vegan lasagna.
According to Health Canada's Nutrition Database, one cup of cooked red lentils contains 21 grams of fibre. Lentils are one of the world's most important protein sources, with about 30% of calories from protein.
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