Lentils (French or Green) are nice to have in a vegan pantry, but they are more expensive that the regular lentils, so we use them mostly for special recipes. See more about them below.
More About French or Green Lentils:
French lentils are a small dark speckled lentil (bean), which are sometimes referred to as “green”. They are a firmer lentil that takes a little longer to cook, but they have an excellent flavor. French lentils originated in Southeast Asia along the Indus River, where they remain quite popular. Their French name “Puy” comes from their growth in the Puy region of France.
We have not found French lentils in supermarkets in the United States, but they are readily available from coops, health food stores, and many specialty food stores, as well as online. They are an excellent ingredient for soups, salads, and many other recipes, including curries.
We could not find nutritional chart information for these lentils, but like other lentils, the French green are low in fat and high in protein and fiber.
Some background information:
Over the years, people have been asking us, “What do vegans eat?” This is probably because they first think about a flesh product as the main meal. After that they then think about everything else as a side dish. So, we began publishing the huge variety of plant foods that are available for us to eat in this section of our web site. Additionally, we are always on the lookout for something new to add to our collection. This way we can experiment with to incorporate into our meals. We have also found that eating mostly unprocessed plant foods make us much more healthy. It’s a great way to live and our foods provide almost all of our vitamins.
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