Organic sprouted black lentils are extremely nutritious, versatile and easy to prepare. They are an excellent source of protein, fibre and iron. They are also rich in anthocyanin, an antioxidant found in purple and blue foods (like blueberries!). Our black lentils are proudly grown and sprouted in Canada.
These lentils go through a slow soaking and sprouting period, so don’t need any pre-soaking. This improves digestibility, enhances taste and texture, and reduces cook time to just 10 minutes. These little powerhouses are an excellent choice for quick and simple meals, and work well as a meat replacement. Like other pulses, they cook by simply boiling in water.
Sprouted black lentils have a tender texture, yet keep their shape well (think “al dente”). Their subtle earthy taste is excellent at absorbing flavours, especially aromatics like garlic and onion. They are great in warm and cold dishes like salads, side dishes and grain bowls. And, they hold up well in soups, stews and curries. Try a sprouted lentil bolognese sauce, lasagne, burger or even meatloaf. You can find delicious recipes here.
Cook Time: 10-15 minutes
1. Sort and Rinse
2. In a large pot, mix 1 part Organic Sprouted Black Lentils with 4 parts water
3. Bring to a boil
4. Turn to LOW, cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until desired texture is reached
5. Strain any excess water and rinse with warm water.
Please Note: Sprouted Black Lentils have gone through a soaking, sprouting and drying process so some hulls may split through the cooking process. This is normal.
Organic Sprouted Black Lentils
May Contain: Wheat
Please Note: We source raw lentils from a farm that also grows wheat. While cross-contamination is unlikely, we cannot guarantee that our lentils are gluten free. Please use your own discretion.
Storage & Shelf Life
After sprouting, we carefully dry the beans back down to their shelf stable moisture levels. This means you can store them as you would store unsprouted beans – in a cool, dry place.
Once you cook your sprouted pulses, they should be stored in an air-tight container in the fridge.
Shelf life: 2 years
How To Use
Our favourite way to enjoy sprouted black lentils
Potato Soup with sprouted black lentils
Other delicious ways to enjoy sprouted black lentils
- Grain Bowls
- Protein topper for green salads