The red lentil is abundant in magnesium and molybdenum, and when it comes to vitamin content, it is extremely rich in vitamin B9, also known as folic acid.
Red lentil is less popular, but extremely useful ingredient that contains incredible 26 grams of protein in 100 grams of red lentil, which makes it a real protein gemstone.
The combination of lentil and grains is extremely beneficial, because these two ingredients perfectly replenish each other when it comes to amino-acidic content, and you get numerous amino acids of high quality.
Its energetic content is about 350 calories. The lentil contains complex carbohydrates of high quality (60 grams in 100 grams of lentil) and incredible 30 grams of fibers, some of which are dissolvable and lower the cholesterol levels, and some of them are not dissolvable and aid the digestive tract and accelerate the fast carbohydrates, leading to weight loss.
The lentil has markedly low glycemic index 29 only, which is really beneficial, and it contains only 1 gram of fats, the beneficial ones, omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids.
Lentil is extremely rich in iron and that is why it is highly recommended for women who practice some sport, because of their susceptibility to anemia. It is also abundant in magnesium and molybdenum, and when it comes to vitamin content, it is pretty rich in folic acid.
By content, lentil has much higher quality than many other grains, and it is easily and simply prepared. It does not take much time to cook (only about fifteen minutes) and it decomposes quickly. Thus, if you want a meal in the shape of puree, the red lentil is the right choice for you.