These green Puy (pronounced PWEE) style lentils come from Canada and are an attractive dark green colour with blue marbling. There's no need to pre-soak these lentils, so all you need to do is cook them for around 20 minutes.
For cold salads, try mixing green lentils with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, fresh herbs, olive oil and whatever else you like. Or Use just cooked lentils with thyme and roasted garlic. Stir in chunks of goats cheese and serve with wedges of roasted butternut squash. These little green and blue marbled lentils retain their shape on cooking (although not as much of their colour) and have a delicious flavour.
Lentils, being a rich source of dietary fibre, are beneficial for lowering cholesterol. This fibre content also prevents the sudden hike in blood sugar levels after a meal. They are also good for preventing digestive disorder and also good for the health of the heart, as they contain significant amounts of folate and magnesium, which inhibits the damages to the artery walls.
For more information on the nutrition, cooking times and some tasty recipe ideas with pulses have a look at this Real Foods Guide To Pulses.
In a serving of 100g they provide 307 calories, 2% of your daily fat intake, 17% of your Carbohydrate and 50% of your protein intake.