lentils

sweet, bitter, microgreen

Bittersweet leaf with and nutty undertones

Most people know lentils as edible seeds that can be cooked into delicious Indian or Mediterranean meals. Here at Chef’s Farm, we grow beautiful microgreens from these seeds. The result is a firm bright green microleaf, that tastes sweet and bitter with some nutty undertones. Kind of like lentil legumes! 

Basically, since the beginning of humankind people have been eating lentils. Archeologists have found remains of lentils dating back to 8000 BC on the banks of the Euphrates River in what is now northern Syria. Known for its high contents of protein and fiber, it is considered essential to vegetarian diets – reflecting Indians’ custom to have at least one lentil dish for supper.

 

lentils qualities

Our Lentils can be used in various ways. The leaves can be used to mix in salads, pesto’s, and tapenades. You can also sauté them and serve them as a side dish. Or use them to top of a beautiful dish, which will not only give the dish good looks but also a bold twist of flavour! To summarize, lentils can be described as:

  • Bitter
  • Sweet
  • Green
  • Nut
  • Firm

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