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Lentils: Health Benefits and Nutritional Value of Lentils

  1. The health benefits of lentils include improved digestion, a healthy heart, diabetes control, cancer risk reduction, weight loss, anemia prevention, and better electrolyte activity due to potassium. Lentils have an excellent nutritional value and are a good source of protein. Lentils are a good food choice for pregnant women. Lentils help prevent atherosclerosis (arteriosclerosis) and maintain a healthy nervous system. Lentils are also high in iron. Lentils have more iron than chicken and steak, but the iron in lentils is more difficult to absorb. Combine them with vitamin C (such as a good amount of lemon juice) to increase iron absorption. Furthermore, you are more satiated after eating a meal with lentils than after eating a meal without them. Lentils are a great source of fiber and this will help you feel full for longer. And this benefits your weight.

What are lentils?

  1. Legume The lentil (Lens culinaris) is a legume, which usually consists of two halves covered with a skin. Both seeds are lenticular, which is probably why they are in Latin Lens culinaris

Nutritional value of lentils

  1. Nutrients in lentils Lentils contain the highest amount of protein from a plant. The amount of protein found in it is up to 35%, which is comparable to red meat, poultry, fish and dairy products. Raw lentils contain 15-25 grams of carbohydrates per 100 grams. Lentils are a good source of dietary fiber and also have a low amount of calories. Other nutritious components found are molybdenum, folate, tryptophan, manganese, iron, phosphorus, copper

Recipes with lentils

  1. Curry with spinach and lentils Ingredients

Lentils in the Bible

  1. Lentils are also found in the Bible. The Hebrew word adash is the name of the Lens culinaris plant and also its edible seeds. The Arabic name is adas. A tasty lentil soup can be made from ground lentils (Genesis 25:34; 2 Samuel 23:11). Lentils were part of the food that David and his retinue received during Absalom's rebellion (2 Samuel 17:28). During times of food shortages and among the poor, lentils were also used as an ingredient in bread (Ezekiel 4: 9).

  2. Lentils are also found in the Bible. The Hebrew word adash is the name of the plant species Lens culinaris and also its edible seeds. The Arabic name is adas. A tasty lentil soup can be made from ground lentils (Genesis 25:34; 2 Samuel 23:11). Lentils were part of the food that David and his retinue received during Absalom's rebellion (2 Samuel 17:28). During times of food shortages and among the poor, lentils were also used as an ingredient in bread (Ezekiel 4: 9).



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