Ingredients for Beluga lentils
🥗 Ingredients for the salad
Boil the lentils for about 20-30 minutes together with the onion, bay leaf, garlic, a little salt and a tablespoon of olive oil. At the end of the cooking, remove the onion and leave them to cool at room temperature. In a bowl place the avocado, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, pepper, olive oil, salt, tofu and mix the fresh herbs.
Tips: belunga lentils are more digestible than other lentils and need to be soaked overnight.
Extra information about black lentils:
Black lentils are a legume with high nutritional value. They contain good sources of iron, phosphorus, carbohydrates, proteins, fiber, B vitamins, folic acid and minerals. They are rich in protein and fiber, since only half a cup of cooked black lentils contain about 12g of protein and 9g of fiber.
All legumes, like lentils, contain a large amount of vegetable protein, but the amino acid methionine is missing. This amino acid can be easily met when with the right nutritional combinations such as: lentils with cereals, bread, nuts (whole grains), nuts or seeds.
They also contain large amounts of fiber (mainly soluble). A diet rich in fiber, especially soluble ones, such as those found in legumes, is associated with a reduced risk of developing heart disease and colon cancer.
Lentils contain large amounts of iron (non-heme). However, it is necessary to accompany legumes with foods rich in:
These substances help to better absorb non-heme iron (about three times).
Folic acid belongs to the group of B vitamins and is found in large quantities in legumes. Research has shown that this vitamin is important in preventing heart disease and certain cancers.
Low glycemic index
Consumption of black lentils, like other plant foods, is associated with a reduced risk of many diseases and conditions such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease. By consuming black lentils, you can stay full and with increased energy for a long time. They are, above all, easy to digest and enhance digestion, reducing the appearance of constipation.
Why are they black?
Their intense black color is due to the high concentration of anthocyanins, antioxidants found in cherries, berries, plums, blueberries, etc. Scientific studies show that anthocyanins have been shown to enhance memory and have anti-cancer properties.
This product is in accordance with a strict vegetarian diet, free from raw materials of animal origin.
This product is in accordance with a vegetarian diet. It does not contain meat and fish.
Product of certified production according to the good practices of organic agriculture without the use of chemical additives and pesticides.
Product of Protected Designation of Origin. Identification of the product regarding the place, region or country of origin, its quality and characteristics, as well as the guarantee of its production within a limited geographical production.
This product contains salt in concentration lower than 0,12g per 100g of the product.
This product contains salt in concentration lower than 0,005g per 100g of the product.
This product contains gluten under 20ppm concentration. Suitable for people suffering from celiac disease.
This product is free from lactose. Suitable for people with lactose intolerance.
This product contains sugar in concentration lower than 0,5g per 100g of the product.