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Lentils Nutrition Facts

Lentils are a type of legume and are often referred to as masoor. There are various colored lentils, including yellow, green, black and brown as well as reddish orange.

They are extremely popular protein choices, specifically for vegetarians and healthy eaters due to their high protein and fiber content and due to the fact that they are low in fat.

Lentils are quick and easy to prepare due to their short cooking time and can be added to a variety of soups. They are widely used throughout the Middle East as well as in the Mediterranean.

One hundred grams of raw lentils contains around 350 calories, 60 grams of carbohydrates (31 grams of which is dietary fiber), 26 grams of protein and only 1 gram of fat. One hundred grams of lentils also contain 67% of the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for thiamin and 60% of the RDA for iron.

Author: Dimi Ingle
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