Brown Lentils contain Vitamin A, some of the B Vitamins, iron, calcium, copper, zinc and are almost 25% protein and 54% carbohydrate, thus making them low in fat and high in fibre.
How To Cook
Brown lentils look like tiny flattened, greyish-brown circles.
The wonderful thing is you do not have to soak them before using.
They are very versatile and become very tender when cooked but will not readily break up into a puree, you can however easily mash them into a puree for savoury rissoles and pates.
Note for vegetarians:
They make an excellent substitute for minced beef because when they are cooked they are a rich dark brown with a flavour to match.