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|Organic lentils from Wakelyns Agroforestry are back!|
In the late summer of 2017 we harvested the first commercial crop of British-grown lentils at Wakelyns 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 excited to now have more organic lentils from Wakelyns, this time Olive Green Lentils grown and harvested in 2019. Because they're so limited we're only selling these special lentils in 500g packs.
Pioneering Suffolk research farm Wakelyns was established in 1994 by our friend and mentor the late professor Martin Wolfe to test and develop agroforesty approaches that integrate annual crops (like lentils and cereals) with trees and other perennial plants.
Martin aimed 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 fertiliser, from outside the farm. Read more about Wakelyns...
|We also have Olive Green Lentils from Tim Gawthroup in Hertfordshire.|
Our Wakelyns Lentils have a superb peppery, nutty flavour and firm texture. They're great in soups, stews, curries and salad.
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.
|Typical values||Per 100g|
|of which saturates||0.2g|
|of which sugars||2.9g|
Suitable for vegans and vegetarians
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