The 5 Different Types of Lentils and How To Cook with Them

We recently talked about the benefits of lentils on the channel. Did you watch it?

Did you know that there are different types of lentils? Which ones are you familiar with?

Lentils should be part of everybody’s diet since they are cheap and healthy!

Besides being super delicious, they are also rich in minerals, proteins, and fiber. They give an energy boost and are good for the heart too.

Let’s see the 5 most common types of lentils available.

Red lentil
Red lentils have a thin and round shape. The color ranges from golden to orange and red, and the flavor is mild and earthy.

Brown lentil
This is the most common variety of lentils and can be found in any supermarket. It is round, thin and the color ranges from khaki to brown.

Black lentil
Black lentils, also called Beluga, have a small, spherical shape and thick skin. Its color goes from black to deep brown.

Green lentil
Green lentil, also called French lentil, has a round, thin shape with thick skin. Its color ranges from dark green to green-slate.

Yellow lentil
Yellow lentils are similar to the red ones but have a bright, vibrant yellow color.

How to cook lentils? Watch the video to learn more!

If you want to learn more about the benefits of brown lentils, the most common type, watch the suggested video.

Now, we want to know: how many of these lentil varieties did you know?

0:00 Colors and Types of Lentils
0:31 Red lentil
0:59 Brown lentil
1:28 Black lentil
1:50 Green lentil
2:10 Yellow lentil
2:24 How to cook lentils

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