Black Beluga Lentils
Black Beluga Lentils were named for the caviar they resemble and likely originated in Asia. They belong to the legume family and are an affordable, portable, quick and easy source of protein and fiber. Lentils have enjoyed popularity for thousands of years and show no sign of slowing down. There are a variety of different lentils with varying flavors and textures. Try our black beluga lentils. They’ll make a delicious and special addition to your table.
Shiny, black, and small, beluga lentils are a milder tasting lentil. Beluga lentils don’t require soaking, cook quickly, and hold their shape well. They readily absorb flavors from other ingredients and make a striking addition to soups, stews, and side dishes.
Basic Cooking Instructions:
Sort and rinse the blend before use. Bring 2 cups of water and 1 cup of lentils to a boil and allow the lentils to boil for 2-3 minutes. Add 1 tsp salt. Cover saucepan and cook on low heat for 20-25 minutes or until tender. Yields 2 cups.
Store in an airtight container. Store in a dark, dry, cool place for up to 2 years.
They are naturally gluten-free and low in sodium.
Lentils are high in protein. When paired with rice, lentils provide a complete vegetarian source of protein.
According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, a vegetarian-based diet can help reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke by contributing to lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and lower weight.
Black Beluga Lentils are a good source of both soluble and insoluble fiber. A high fiber diet has been shown to reduce cholesterol and blood pressure, improve digestion, help to lower blood sugar levels, and contribute to healthy weight.
Lentils are a good source of iron. Iron is used to make blood and to move oxygen around your body, giving you energy.
Beluga lentils beans contain anthocyanin – an antioxidant that fights free radical damage in your body.
The shape of an optical lens resembles the shape of a lentil. Its name was borrowed from the Latin word for lentil, “lens”.
Beluga lentils are so named because they resemble beluga caviar.
Humans have been consuming lentils for thousands of years. Ancient Egyptians were even buried with them in their tombs.
Pullman, WA hosts a National Lentil Festival each year, even crowning a King and Queen! Along with Northern Idaho, this part of Eastern Washington grows ¼ of all US lentils. That’s a lot of lentils!