Legumes have been used throughout the earth for thousands of years. They come in hundreds of shapes, sizes and colors, are versatile and amazingly convenient because they can be dried and stored for years. Soaking beans for a couple of hours brings them back to life, activating enzymes, proteins, minerals and vitamins.
Beans can be eaten raw, sprouted or cooked, ground into flour, curdled into tofu, fermented into soya sauce, tempi and miso. They are excellent in chilies, soups and salads. Beans are high in iron and packed with protein. They are also a rich source of thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, potassium, phosphorus and an excellent source of fiber and complex carbohydrates. They are low in sodium and saturated fats.
Lentils are a member of the pea family, and are the easiest “bean” to prepare. They require no presoaking and take only 30 minutes to cook. Use in making soups, casseroles, and patties. They may also be sprouted and used on salads.
INGREDIENTS: Certified Organic Lentils.
Serving Size: 1/4 cup dry (48 g)
Servings Per Container: About 47 (5 lb. size)
Servings Per Container: About 21 (36 oz. size)
Nutrient Amount %DV
Calories from Fat 0
Total Fat 0 g 0%
Trans Fat -- g
Sodium 0 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 27 g 9%
Dietary Fiber 5 g 20%
Sugars 3 g
Protein 13 g
Vitamin C 4%
Not a significant source of saturated fat, cholesterol, and vitamin A.
- Basic Cooking Instructions: Sort through lentils to remove any small stones or debris. Rinse. Combine 2 cups lentils and 5 cups water in a saucepan. Bring a boil, reduce heat, cover tightly, and boil gently for 30 minutes. Add salt or garlic to taste.
- Azure Farm is located in the foothills east of Mt. Hood with a fantastic view of the Cascades and farm land in the valleys below. This is wheat growing country where dry-land farming produces an abundance of soft white wheat and other grains. But what makes our farm different from most other wheat farms is our growing practices. We’ve been growing organically for over 25 years, and are attempting to go beyond basic “organic” (which only ensures which harmful things have not been used). We try to keep up with organic soil amendments that will actually improve our soil, and consequently improve the food itself.
- Any items with the Azure Farm label which are not grown on Azure Farm, are from farms which we know have been growing organically for many years, doing whatever they can to ensure healthy soil, so the food on your table is also healthy.
- Why go organic? Organic foods are grown without synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides. Organic foods are not genetically modified. Organic foods are grown in soil that is nurtured, not treated... which means top soil, groundwater, rivers, lakes, streams, watersheds, fish & wildlife, and people are not compromised. Healthy food grows in healthy soil. You can often taste the organic difference!