Red lentils from the legume family, indispensable for the winter months, are one of the oldest food sources thought to have existed for more than 9000 years. In our country, it is mostly grown in the Central Anatolia Region, Gaziantep, and Şanlıurfa. Red lentil is the food that contains the most protein of plant origin. Red lentils, which are extremely nutritious, are low in calories and a good source of dietary fiber.
The ingredients found in red lentils are molybdenum, folate, tryptophan manganese, iron, phosphorus, copper, vitamin B1, and potassium. 100 grams of lentils contain 350 calories, 63 grams of carbohydrates, 25 grams of protein, 1 gram of fat, and 8.5 grams of water. It has a low glycemic index and has the ability to keep you full for a long time. It helps the digestive system to work regularly.
Some polyphenols such as procyanidin and flavanols in lentils have strong antioxidant properties. Red lentils, which are a complete protein store, can be consumed as an alternative to meat. With red lentils, you can make delicious vegan meals, lentil soup, various appetizers, and also delicious and nutritious foods for your baby.