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British Lentils, Organic

Hodmedod's British Pulses & Grains

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Sorry! All the mixed organic lentils from our trials at Wakelyns Agroforestry have gone for now.

Why not try our 2018 harvest of Olive Green Lentils, grown by Tim Gawthroup in Hertfordshire instead?

In the late summer of 2017 we harvested the first commercial crop of British-grown lentils after several years of trials.

The first lentils we released from our trials were this experimental mixture of varieties - a mottled green lentil (the same variety as is grown in Le Puy-en-Velay, in France) and a gun-metal grey lentil (also widely grown in France).

The lentils were organically grown at Wakelyns, a pioneering research farm in Suffolk. Run by Prof. Martin Wolfe. Wakelyns was established to test and develop agro-foresty approaches that integrate annual crops (like lentils and cereals) with trees and other perennial plants.

Martin's aim is to increase diversity in fields and between fields, an approach that increases overall yields and ensures the farm is better able to cope with climatic variability, pest and disease pressures and is less dependent on inputs, like fertilizer, from outside the farm.

Complete Product Details

    • Our Wakelyns Lentils have a superb peppery, nutty flavour and firm texture. They're great in soups, stews, curries and salad.

      Cooking instructions

      Rinse the lentils in a sieve, check for small stones, and place in a pan with plenty of fresh water water. Bring to the boil, simmer for 15 to 20 minutes until tender.

      Don't over-cook - taste the lentils toward the end of the cooking process. To make a salad or a cold lentil dish drench the lentils in cold water immediately after cooking, this will stop them cooking further and ensure they stay nice and firm.

    • Ingredients

      Mottled Green and Green Lentils

      Allergy information

      No Allergens

    • Typical values Per 100g
      Energy 1395kJ (325kcal)
      Fat 1.5g
      of which saturates 0.2g
      Carbohydrate 47.6g
      of which sugars 2.9g
      Fibre 15.5g
      Protein 21.8g
      Salt 0.02g

 Suitable for vegans and vegetarians

Category: Lentils, Organic

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