Whole red lentils are split to create Flourist Split Red Lentils. Since they are our softest lentil, they do not require soaking before cooking. We recommend using them for dahls, curries and soups. Flourist Split Red Lentils are also amazing when used to make a quicker version of hummus.
Cook at a ratio of 3 parts water (or stock) to 1 part Lentils. These Lentils will expand, so be sure to use a large pot. Bring to a boil, cover tightly, and reduce the heat to simmer. Cook until they are tender, about 20 minutes.
Split Red Lentils can also be cooked directly in the soup you are making, but we recommend you add extra water or stock to compensate for how much the Lentils will absorb when cooking.
Like other lentils, Split Red Lentils are excellent sources of protein and fibre. They are an excellent substitution for meat when combined with a whole grain, as together they form a complete protein. Since they are so high in fibre, they are excellent for your digestion, as well as for weight management as they keep you full for longer.
Because Split Red Lentils contain fibre and complex carbohydrates, they provide you with energy that will last as both are digested slowly by your body. They have been shown to keep you full and energized throughout your day.
Split Red Lentils aid in preventing heart disease and diabetes, as they can lower both your blood pressure and your blood sugar levels. Folate is also present in Split Red Lentils, which helps produce blood cells. They are also full of other vitamins and minerals that are all good for your overall health.
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