Whole Coral Lentils

Hodmedod's British Pulses & Grains

Coral lentils are back! We're excited to have more of these superb lentils, from a crop grown and harvested in Norfolk in 2022.

If split these would be typical red lentils but these are a traditional French variety best eaten whole.

Back in the late summer of 2017 we harvested the first commercial crop of British-grown lentils at Wakelyns Agroforestry after several years of trials, an 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).

We're now working with a growing network of British farmers growing whole olive and coral lentils.

Explore our other lentils from British farmers.

Complete Product Details

    • Our Coral 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


      Allergy information

      May contain wheat grains. Lentils are naturally gluten free, however they are grown and harvested with equipment that also handles cereals containing gluten.

    • 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

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