French green lentils are a smallish, slate green coloured lentil with bluish black undertones and a distinctive rich, peppery flavor. They are a rich source of antioxidants and minerals, particularly iron and magnesium. While these New Zealand grown French green lentils are the same variety of lentil as the famous Puy lentils, they are not referred to aslentilles du Puy, as they are grown outside of the Puy region in central France. Nonetheless, they can be substituted in any recipe that calls for Puy lentils. Holding their shape well once cooked, they are great for use as an accompaniment with vegetables and rice, in salads, in a light soup, or as a focal point in a meal.
TO COOK: Rinse lentils. Use 2½ cups water to 1 cup lentils. Boil and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes.
Ingredients: French Green Lentils
Allergens: May contain traces of wheat, barley and lupin.
Storage:Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight