The history of laird green lentils (large green lentils) dates back to 7000 to 8000 BC, in southwest Asia in the fertile lands that now border the Indus River. From there, the food spread throughout the Middle East and Northeast Africa, then to India and Eastern Europe.

This type of lentil is low in fat, high in protein and fiber, and has a mild, often earthy taste, and is best cooked with strong flavors. Always wash lentils before cooking. Unlike beans and dried peas, they do not need to be soaked. If lentils are combined with salt or other spices, they cook more slowly but offer a much better taste, so always add these.

In Germany, laird green lentils are known as plate lentils because of their larger size. Today, Iranian laird green lentils are more popular than other types, because they give a better appearance and taste to food.

One of the methods of classifying different types of lentils is coloring. Lentils in this regard can be divided into green lentils, brown lentils, red lentils (including ordinary and cobs) and yellow lentils.

Green lentils can be classified into three different sizes, including large, medium and small. In international parlance, the laird green lentil, which measures approximately 7 mm, is called the Laird Type.

Laird green lentils are one of the hearty beans that retain their shape well after cooking. This lentil turns dark brown when cooked, so do not be surprised if the green color disappears from your dish. Laird green lentils are an excellent source of low glycemic protein, iron and carbohydrates due to their high fiber content.

Laird green lentils are 6 to 7 mm in diameter, have green seeds and yellow cotyledons, and each 1000 seeds weigh 60 to 70 grams.


Bake laird green lentils

Laird green lentils are cooked in 35 to 45 minutes. They also retain their shape after cooking, so they are great for salads, stews and soups that need to be reheated.

Laird green lentils turn dark brown after cooking, so do not expect to have green on your plate. They are also great for canning.


Laird Green Lentils


Nutritional value of laird green lentils

Half a cup (100 grams, 3.5 ounces) of laird green lentils provides the following:

  • 350 calories
  • Fat: 1 gram
  • Sodium: 5 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 57 grams (of which 31 grams is fiber and 2 grams is sugar)
  • Protein: 28 g

(Green lentils are cholesterol free)


Half a cup (100 grams, 3.5 ounces) of laird green lentils provides the following percentages of RDA (recommended daily intake):

  • Fat: 2%
  • Carbohydrates: 19%
  • Fiber: 24%
  • Vitamin C: 8%
  • Calcium: 6%
  • Iron: 60%

(laird green lentils are a good source of protein, fiber, carbohydrates and iron.)



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