Legumes, Rice & Proteins

Straight from France Green Lentils

30 oz

Green Lentils are member of the legume family, along with most beans and peas.
These French green lentils are a variety of lentils known for their unique peppery flavor (much different than that of brown lentils, which is milder and more neutral), their mottled dark green – grey color and their small size (about one-third the size of regular lentils).
Beside their wonderful hearty taste, these French lentils are praised for their sturdy structure that holds up through cooking, and their great nutritional content.
They are an excellent source of dietary fiber, plant-based protein (highly sought by vegetarians and vegans), iron, folate, and potassium, as well as being low in fat.

French green lentils are grown in multiple regions in France (Auvergne, Berry…).
Le Puy lentils, or “Lentille verte du Puy”, grown in the Puy en Velay volcanic region of central France is the most well known, because it is protected throughout the European Union as a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO), and in France as an appellation d’origine contrôlée (AOC).
Delicious in warm lentil salads and hearty lentil soups, these lentils can also be used in stews, burritos, chili, and many other recipes.
These Straight from France dried lentils are non-GMO, gluten free and contain no additives nor preservatives.