Red Split LentilsRegular price SFr. 6.20
Lentils are the seeds of a seedling annual herb native to Asia and the Mediterranean, belonging to the family Papilionaceae. Their botanical name “lens” comes from the shape of the lens to suit. The fruit is a pod containing two or three short rectangular shaped seeds lenticular, flattened and vary in color from yellow to green to brown.
It ‘s a plant of ancient cultivation. The lentils were consumed always, thanks to their easy availability, high durability and their low cost.
Our Red Split lentils produced in our Farm, Prunotto Mariangela, in Alba (they are lentils without the outer peel) cook in 6-12 minutes . Be very careful when you cook the shelled varieties; they cook quickly and will turn to mush if you overcook or boil will be made vibrant.
Variety: Lens Culinaris
Climatic context of the harvest: dry
Date of the harvest: August / September
Way of picking: by hand