Lentils are an ancient legume that have long been a staple in south Asian diets. They have a soft, almost nutty texture when cooked, and make some of the most DELICIOUS soups! Lentils are an excellent source of protein and contain less dietary fiber than beans, which makes them easier for digestion (so they work well for those suffering from that unmentionable flatulence). They carry almost the same calories and protein as large beans…100 grams of lentils hold 352 calories and 24.63 g or 44% of recommended daily values of protein. They contain relatively high levels of many B-complex vitamins, pantothenic acid, riboflavin, niacin and iron. (Check out our Lentil Soup with Lemon recipe!)
FOOD STORAGE RECOMMENDATION: Studies recommend 80 pounds of beans and legumes per adult/per year as part of a balanced subsistence diet. It is good to have a variety, of course, but Lentils are an excellent foundation legume and are so delicious! Our 4-gallon heavy-duty stackable square buckets are strongly recommended for storage purposes!! They are lined with air-tight Mylar bags* and have Oxygen Pack inserts to keep them fresh, delicious, and pest-free for 30 years!
AVAILABLE IN: 4 gallon bucket, lined with 5mil re-sealable* Mylar (approx. 20 lbs.) for 20+ year shelf-life
If you have any questions please call and we will be so happy to help!
*Re-Sealable (so… use it up as you go!)
The Mylar is heat-sealed (which makes the bag re-sealable). The sealed Mylar will stay air-tight if it’s not punctured. Because it is re-sealable you can snip a corner off the bag, pour out as much product as you’ll use in the next few months, then quickly* re-seal the Mylar and send your food back into long-term storage. The oxygen pack should continue to do its job as long as you re-seal the Mylar as quickly as possible. IMPORTANT: If your bag is left open for more than 30 minutes, you will want to toss in a new oxygen pack before re-sealing to ensure long-term freshness. If you have opened and re-sealed multiple times, and want to store the remainder for many years, you will want to put in a new oxygen pack.