Lentils (Black) – 16 oz
Ingredients: 100% Organic Black Lentils
Lentils (black) are members of the legume family. Aside from the black lentils, there are other famous variants. These include:
- red lentils.
- brown lentils.
- mung bean.
- yellow split peas.
- black eyed-pea.
- kidney beans.
- soya beans.
These legumes are high in protein content. They are considered a low cost source of protein. They are also rich in essential amino acids. Amino acids found in the seeds include isoleucine and lysine. Other than these, the seeds are also great sources of other vitamins and minerals.
The amount of protein found in lentils is higher than most plants. The amount of protein found in the legumes are up to 35%. This amount is comparable to other protein sources, like:
- red meat,
- dairy products.
It also contains good amounts of dietary fiber. They also have very low amount of calories.
Since the legumes are rich in protein, they are good in muscle building. Our organs and muscles need a constant supply of protein. This is for the repair and growth of various parts of our bodies. The nutrient also helps in preventing binge eating. It suppresses food cravings. These advantages all play an important role in weight loss and weight management.
Lentils are also good in providing good digestion. This is due to its high dietary fiber content. When consumed regularly, it will improve digestion. It also helps ease bowel movement. This will then decrease the risk of constipation.
Aside from dietary fiber and protein, these legumes are also rich in iron. This nutrient is needed for hemoglobin production.36% of the daily required value of iron can be found in 1 cup of these seeds. This can benefit patients who suffer from anemia.
With all the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients combined, the seeds can help boost metabolic functions. It can also aid in boosting the immune system.
USDA — Organic