Health Benefits of Lentils

Health Benefits of Lentils

LentilsLentils are a legume, are a great source of many nutrients, including fiber and are relatively low-calorie. You can normally find lentils in the grocery store near dried beans. They are not very expensive and offer a unique addition for soups or side dishes. They come in a variety of colors, each offering a unique texture and flavor.

1/2 cup lentils (cooked) provides:
115 calories
9 grams protein
0 grams fat
20 grams carbohydrates
8 grams fiber
3.3 mg iron
365 mg potassium
179 mg folate