Lentil – abundance of Iron and Dietary Fibers, great source of Energy

Lentil stand out among other types of Beans because of the amount of Proteins it contains. Along with Carbohydrates, Lentil is undeniably great source of energy. With virtually no Fat, and high Fiber content, consuming Lentil is good for the Digestive disorders. It prevents Constipation, by regulating the functioning of the Intestines.

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Lentil is high in nutrient value, however may increase slightly the acidity of our body. Therefore it recommended to be consumed in combination with other green vegetables. Another good combination is with Rice and Lemon, since in that way, you also intake all the necessary Amino Acids, while by including the Lemon, you intake Vitamin C (known for improving the absorption of Iron).

Lentil is available throughout the year and can be prepared as any other Legumes. First you need to remove any debris and then rinse Lentil under water. After repeating the rinsing for few times every 3 or 4 hours, leave Lentil until sprouts appear. The time needed for cooking depends on the variety.

NUTRITION VALUE IN 100 grams(0.22 lbs) OF RAW EATING PART
Energy 338 kcal Proteins 28.1 g
Carbohydrate 26.6 g Dietary Fiber 30.5 g
Vitamin A 4 µg Vitamin B1 0.475 mg
Vitamin B2 0.245 mg Vitamin B3 6.8 mg
Vitamin B6 0.535 mg Vitamin B9 433 µg
Vitamin C 6.20 mg Vitamin E 0.33 mg
Sodium 10 mg Calcium 51 mg
Phosphor 454 mg Magnesium 107 mg
Iron 9.02 mg Potassium 905 mg
Zinc 3.61 mg Total Fat 0.96 g
Saturated Fat 0.135 g Cholesterol 0