Lentils: The Canadian Advantage
“Lentils are an excellent whole food ingredient that are a part of a healthy and balanced diet,” says Dr.
“These little seeds from a legume plant are packed with power and are a low cost, healthy food choice that are quick cooking,” explains Agblor. “They are low in fat, and contain zero cholesterol or sodium, making them a heart healthy food choice and an excellent source for weight management.”
“One of the ways to increase lentils into the diet is the use of lentil flours in food applications. Research has been conducted on the use of lentil flours in foods with results showing that these flours can be successfully incorporated into a variety of foods such as crackers, pasta and puffed snacks.”
Lentils, the edible seed of a legume or pulse plant, are grown mostly in
For more detailed information about the health benefits of lentils, please visit our website at www.saskpulse.com or visit us at the IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo in Booth # 5474.
SOURCE Saskatchewan Pulse Growers