Lens culinaris, the botanical name for lentil, are part of the legume family and are known for their lens-shaped seeds. They are a bushy annual plant where the seeds grow in pods (usually two per pod). With origins in the Near East and Central Asia, lentils are the oldest pulse crop known dating all the way back to 11,000 BCE. Today, the majority of the world production comes from Canada, India, and Australia.
Lentils are composed of 8% water, 63% carbohydrates, 11% dietary fiber, 25% protein, and 1% fat on average. They are a rich source of the vitamins and minerals folate, thiamin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, phosphorous and zinc. Lentils come in a variety of colors including black, orange, green, and brown. With a robust, somewhat peppery flavor, green lentils are used worldwide in a variety of different dishes includes soups, stews, salads, and curries.
Total Defects: ≤2%
Contrasting Lentils: ≤0.2%
The product shelf life of green lentils is dependent on storage conditions and is highly variable. They should be stored under cool, dry conditions (under 70°F) in a humidity controlled environment (under 65% relative humidity). The industry standard for shelf life, when stored under optimum conditions, is 24 months from the date of manufacture.
Note: This is a raw agricultural product. Despite the use of modern cleaning equipment, it is not always possible to remove all foreign material. Please examine this product before cooking. This product is intended to be cooked before consumption.The specifications listed above are averages only. For information on specific lots, please request via our sales department