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What is a lentil?

I know this is a dumb question but I see alot of posts suggesting people to eat this and I have no idea what it is!

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:35 PM on Jul. 13, 2009 in Food & Drink

Answers (3)
  • itslike a seed. part of the legume family i believe

    Answer by valerielehne at 3:42 PM on Jul. 13, 2009

  • Most say it is beans that are flat ...I found them in the bean area at Wal-Mart nexts to the pinto, and black beans. My sister likes how I cook them and only keep them on hand for her but I say they are a very small falt kinda of brownish tan bean.

    Answer by BrknWingAngel at 3:51 PM on Jul. 13, 2009

  • Lentils are a legume; kind of a flat bean. Loaded with Iron, fiber, protein, calcium, zinc, potassium and B vitamins, they are a nutritional powerhouse.
    I use them in many different dishes: sloppy joes, tacos, Morrocan soup, Italian stew, Indian curries, etc.
    If you would like some recipes, just message me!

    Answer by rkoloms at 4:25 PM on Jul. 13, 2009

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