RED LENTILS
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RED LENTILS

Nutrition Facts

mercimek corbasi

Amount per 100 g:

 

340 calories;

24,7 g protein;

22 g carbohydrate;

0 cholesterol;

1,1 g total fat;

1,5 g dietary fiber;

145 mg phosphorus;

79 mg calsium;

6,8 mg iron;

6,8 mg sodium;

370 mg potassium;

60 IU Vitamin A;

0,37 mg vitamin B1;

0,32 mg vitamin B2;

2 mg vitamin B3 and folic acid of a high percentage.

Source: TS 143 Mercimek Tebliği (2003/25)

 

Lentils Health Benefits

 

Lentils, a small but nutritionally mighty member of the legume family, are a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber.

Not only do lentils help lower cholesterol, they are of special benefit in managing blood-sugar disorders since their high

fiber content prevents blood sugar levels from rising rapidly after a meal. But this is far from all lentils have to offer.Lentils 

also provide good to excellent amounts of six important minerals, two B-vitamins, and protein-all with virtually no fat.

Lentils are supposed to be good for the heart, according to lentils nutritional info. Research has shown that lentils reduce

the risk of heart disease by a high percentage.Lentils are also recommended to growing children, pregnant and lactating

women because they need a higher dose of iron.