Wakelyns Whole Coral Lentils, Organic

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Wakelyns organic lentils are back! We're excited to have more superb Coral Lentils, grown and harvested in 2021. If split these would be typical red lentils but these are a traditional French variety best eaten whole. Because they're so limited these lentils are only available in 500g packs.

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).

Pioneering Suffolk research farm Wakelyns was established in 1994 by our friend and mentor the late professor Martin Wolfe to test and develop agroforestry 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...

Explore our wider range of lentils from Wakelyns and our wider network of British farmers.

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


      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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