Red Lentil Flour - Vegan, High Protein, Gluten Free (500g and 1kg)
Red Lentil Flour - Vegan, High Protein, Gluten Free (500g and 1kg)
Red Lentil Flour - Vegan, High Protein, Gluten Free (500g and 1kg)
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Red Lentil Flour - Vegan, High Protein, Gluten Free (500g and 1kg)

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Lentils are an inexpensive, versatile, easy-to-find source of healthy carbohydrates. These disc-shaped pulses make a nutritious base for soups, salads, and a variety of other dishes. A pulse is the seed of a legume.

There are different sizes and different types of lentils. You're likely to find green lentils or brown lentils on local grocery store shelves, but there are also lentil varieties including split red lentils, orange, red, yellow, and black lentils. Lentils' impressive nutrition facts, long shelf-life, and easy cooking make them a smart and healthy addition to any diet.

Lentil Nutrition Facts

The following nutrition information is provided by the USDA for 1 cup (198g) of cooked lentils with no added salt.

Calories: 230
Fat: 0.8g
Sodium: 4mg
Carbohydrates: 40g
Fiber: 15.6g
Sugars: 3.6g
Protein: 18g

Carbs

A one-cup serving of lentils that has been cooked with no added sodium provides 230 calories, most of which comes from carbohydrate. You'll benefit from over 15 grams of fiber when you consume a cup of lentils. Fiber helps to stabilize blood sugar, lower cholesterol, boost satiety, and improve digestive health.

Lentils also provide about 3 grams of naturally-occurring sugar. The remaining carbohydrate in lentils is starch. There are over 18 grams of starch in a single serving of lentils, which provides the body with quick energy.

Lentils have a glycemic index (GI) of about 35, although the number varies slightly depending on the type of lentil and whether or not they are cooked. As a reference, foods with a GI of 55 or below are considered low glycemic foods. All lentils are considered low glycemic foods.

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Fats

There is almost no fat in lentils, which makes them a naturally fat-free food. However, many cooks add fat such as olive oil when they cook lentils, and that will change the nutrition facts.

Protein

Each 1 cup serving of lentils provides a healthy 18 grams of protein. For this reason, many vegans and vegetarians use lentils to boost their protein intake. They provide both essential and non-essential amino acids.

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Vitamins and Minerals

Lentils are packed with nutrients. You'll get almost 90% of your daily recommended intake of folate if you consume a cup of lentils. Folate, a B vitamin, helps boost red blood cell production and provides other health benefits.

Lentils are also rich in thiamin, phosphorus, iron, potassium, copper, and manganese. They are a good source of niacin, vitamin B6, pantothenic acid, magnesium, and zinc. These pulses also provide smaller amounts of vitamin C, vitamin K, riboflavin, calcium, and selenium.

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