Lentils are a high-protein, high-fiber member of the legume family. Like a mini version of a bean, lentils grow in pods and come in red, brown, black, and green varieties.They are relatively quick and easy to prepare compared with dried beans, and their low cost makes them an accessible form of high-quality protein for many people around the world.
Fast facts on lentils :
Here are some key points about lentils. More detail is in the main article.
Lentils are an excellent natural source of folate and manganese.
They are an economical source of protein.
Evidence suggests they protect heart health.
Lentils are an easy-to-prepare, versatile, and nutritious ingredient.
Lentils are rich in minerals, protein, and fiber.
Lentils are a highly nutritious food, rich in minerals, protein, and fiber.
100 grams (g) of cooked lentils contains:
· 116 calories
· 9.02 g of protein
· 0.3 g of fat
· 20.13 g of carbohydrates, including 7.9 g of fiber and 1.8 g of sugar
That same 100 g serving provides the following proportion of your daily intake:
· 45 percent of folate
· 36 percent of iron
· 70 percent of manganese
· 28 percent of phosphorus
· 58 percent of thiamin
· 14 percent of potassium
· 127 percent of vitamin B6
Lentils are also a source of riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, magnesium, zinc, copper, manganese, and selenium.
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