Black lentils are very small almost black lentil that cooks quickly and stays firm. Lentils date back to biblical times and are eaten Europe, Middle East, India as well as the U.S. Lentils can be used as a vegetarian main dish including soups and stews. The lentils shown are split black lentils.
Lentils are a natural diuretic and don't contain sulfur so there are no gas side affects like that produced by eating beans. The lentil is also very high in protein.
You may not always find black lentils in your local grocery store. You can also purchase them online at Walmart.com as well as Amazon.com: Black Lentils
If you don't have black lentils you can substitute equal amounts of:
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