LENTILS, BLACK BELUGA - Gluten Free

Black Beluga Lentils
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LENTILS, BLACK BELUGA - Gluten Free

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Description:

Black Beluga Lentil is the tiny, lens shaped seed of a small shrub. Called the "caviar" of Lentils, these naturally vibrant Lentils glisten when cooked and look deceptively similar to Beluga Caviar. Deliciously rich and earthy tasting, Black Beluga Lentils holds their shape after cooking and are well suited for salads, stuffing, stir-fry and soups. Excellent as bedding for fish, poultry, wild game and pork. Lentils do well with more assertive flavorings and absorb flavors well making them well suited for Eastern and Asian cuisines. Used in vegetarian cooking as a meat substitute, these tiny lentils are low in fat and high in protein and fiber. Lentils have been eaten for over 8000 years and originated in Southwestern Asia along the Indus River. Used often in pasta-based dishes and Mediterranean cuisine. There is no need to soak lentils.

Ingredient Statement:

Black Lentils (may contain a trace percentage of cereal grains).

Quick cooking and versatile, Lentils are an obvious choice for winter soups, salads, curries, pilafs, stuffing and stir-fry. Mix with breadcrumbs and use to stuff peppers or eggplant. Blend with couscous and use as a bed for grilled seafood or poultry. Toss cooked and chilled Lentils and diced roasted vegetables with a little olive oil and season to taste. Use in soups, stews, baked beans, stir-fry, spreads and dips. Season with spicy chile peppers, fresh herbs, garlic or curry, add dried fruits or mint for a zesty flavor.

Recommended Preparation Instructions:

Lentils do not require soaking. Simmer 1 cup lentils with 4 cups water 12 minutes for salads, 20-30 minutes for main dishes.

One cup dry yields 2 cups cooked.

Product Description

Black Beluga Lentil is the tiny, lens shaped seed of a small shrub. Called the "caviar" of Lentils, these naturally vibrant Lentils glisten when cooked and look deceptively similar to Beluga Caviar. Deliciously rich and earthy tasting, Black Beluga Lentils holds their shape after cooking and are well suited for salads, stuffing, stir-fry and soups. Used in vegetarian cooking as a meat substitute, these tiny lentils are low in fat and high in protein and fiber. There is no need to soak lentils.

Physical

Color: Dark to light black with yellow specs.

Flavor: Typical of lentils.

Size: Approximately 1/8 inch in diameter, typical lentil shape.

Chemical

Moisture: N/A

Sulfites: N/A

Heat Level: N/A

Ingredient Statement:

Black Lentils (may contain a trace percentage of cereal grains).

Allergen Statement

None.

Packaging & Storage

Shelf Life: Min 12 months (under optimum storage conditions).

Packaging: Poly bag in box.

Storage Conditions: Store in a dry, cool place.

About Nutritional Information

Chieftain Wild Rice Company gathers nutritional information from highly regarded sources. Nutritional analysis can vary due to growing conditions, frequency of testing, and other factors.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size about 1/4 cup (35g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 120 Calories from Fat 0
  % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 0g 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 11g 44%
Sugars 1g  
Protein 9g  
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 0%
Iron 15%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.