Whole Lentils

Lentils are a member of the pea family, grown in pods on a vine. They originate from the Mediterranean region but are also commonly used in Middle Eastern & Asian cooking.

Whole lentils still have their husks on. This is in contrast to split lentils, which have had the husks removed. Whole lentils are higher in fibre than split lentils, and though they take a little longer to cook, are worth the effort.

Health Benefits of Lentils:
Lentils are easy to digest (red split being the easiest). They are high in protein, iron, zinc and have a good level of potassium and B vitamins. Those who prefer not to eat meat will find lentils an excellent source of protein.

Cooking with Lentils:
Lentils are used in soups, stews, curries, pies and salads. They go well with fish, chicken, ham & pork, rice and vegetables such as spinach, potatoes or salad veg. Lentils can also be ground down into flour, for savoury breads and general baking. Whole lentils generally cook in about half an hour: just boil in a large pan of water.

Organic French Type Lentils 1kg (Sussex Wholefoods)
Special Offer: Was: 6.49
Chunky and firm with a succulent centre. French Lentils (aka Puy Lentils) are excellent in salads and hold their shape in soups much like beans do.
Organic French Type Lentils 25kg (Bulk)
Special Offer: Was: 129.00
Organic Brown Lentils 1kg (Sussex Wholefoods)
Special Offer: Was: 3.99
Organic whole brown lentils. Tasty and easy to cook.
Lentils: French Type Lentils, Organic 500g (Infinity Foods)
A dark, speckled lentil
  • Remains quite firm and tastes slightly peppery.
  • The same type of lentil as "Puy Lentil", except usually grown in Canada.
  • Suitable for sprouting.
Lentils: Whole Brown Lentils, Organic 500g (Infinity Foods)
Brown Lentils, Organic 500g (Aconbury Sprouts)
RRP was: 3.44
Demeter Lentils, Organic 360g (Clearspring)

See Also

Split Lentils

Split Lentils

Split lentils have had their outer skins removed. By doing this, the lentils naturally separate in two, hence the name "split".
Split lentils include Red Split lentils and Yellow Split Peas which are also sometimes called Yellow Lentils.
Other Lentils

Other Lentils

Our full range of lentils and lentil-based products.

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