Organic French Puy Lentils
French Puy Lentils – also known as “Lentilles Vertes du Puy” originated in the area of Le Puy en Velay, in the Auvergne region of France, around 2,000 years ago. This gourmet lentil is renowned worldwide for both its culinary and nutritive qualities. They are much smaller compared with other lentils, having a darker colouring of black with mottled green. Out of the lentil family, french puy lentils take the longest to cook (about 20-25 minutes), but maintain a firm texture after cooking that is perfect for using in salads and simple side dishes. Once cooked, you can freeze your Puy lentils for up to 3 months.
Our French Puy Lentils are grown in Canada and are naturally very tasty (needing little seasoning) and rich in vegetable proteins and fibre as well as the minerals magnesium, iron and copper.
Puy Lentils are a fantastic ingredient to throw into salads for additional protein and flavour. One of our favourite ways to eat puy lentils is a delicious Puy Lentil & Roast Pumpkin Salad.
They are also a great addition to soups, casseroles or a hearty dahl recipe.
Interesting Facts about French Puy Lentils:
Due to their nutritive qualities, many cooks and housewives in France largely use Puy lentils (or so-called “Poors’ caviar”) to complement their meat dishes rather than potatoes, rice or pastas.
Country of Origin
Product of Canada
Organic French puy lentils are a healthy choice, being very low in fat and sodium. They are an excellent source of iron, fibre and protein. These lentils also contain a range of vitamins and minerals including magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and copper.
|Nutritional Information – French Puy Lentils|
|Fat, Total (g)||nil|
|– Fat, Saturated (g)||nil|
|Carbohydrate, Total (g)||59.9|
|Dietary Fibre (g)||13.3|
*All measurements are approximate and should be used as a guide only. Affordable Wholefoods is not liable for any discrepancy.
100% organic French puy lentils
1 cup of French Puy Lentils to 2 1/2 cups of water. Rinse in cold water before cooking for roughly 25-30 minutes on a steady simmer until all water is absorbed and the lentils are firm but tender.
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