Brown Spanish Pardina Lentils
Brown Lentils (sometimes called "Spanish Pardina" Lentils) are tan, lens-shaped legumes that are known for their quick-cooking nature and high protein content. Originally from Spain's Pyrenees region, this lentil is mild in flavor so it is often paired with more assertive flavors in European and Asian cuisines.
- Light to dark tannish-brown with green highlights
- Approximately 3/16" in diameter
- Nutty, creamy and firm
The lentil is one of the oldest cultivated legumes-even being mentioned in the Hebrew Bible-and is believed to be native to southwestern Asia and northern Syria. Unlike their cousin, the bean, lentils do not need to be soaked and therefore are much faster to cook. They are often paired with grains or rice to provide a complete protein. In addition to high protein and fiber content, the lentil is also packed with iron, zinc, potassium, and magnesium.
Suggested Use: Brown Spanish Pardina Lentils can be used in a variety of dishes, such as soups, stews, salads, and curries. They are great for making vegetarian and vegan dishes as they are a good source of plant-based protein.
- Packaged in a glassine bag
- 1 lb = 16 oz