Brown Lentils

Lowering Health Risks with Lentils

Lentils (Lens culinaris) belong to the family Fabaceae, along with fava beans, edible-pod and mature peas, black eyed peas, adzuki beans, soybeans, common beans (green snap beans, pinto beans, heirloom beans, black turtle beans, kidney beans, and navy beans), jicama, lima beans, peanuts, chickpeas, carob, and licorice. The family also includes broom, gorse, and kudzu. Lentils originated in central Asia or the Near East, and have been part of the human […]