ORGANIC RED LENTIL
RED LENTIL · LENTIL SPROUTS · LENS CULINARIS
ORGANIC RED LENTILS
RED LENTIL SPROUTS
You should only cultivate your organic Red lentil to sprouts with 0,5-1 cm long white root – not till they form green leaves.
Red lentils for sprouts belong to the latin family Fabaceae. They are legumes and go by the latin name Cicer arietinum.
Red lentil sprouts have a soft taste like freshly boiled Chickpeas. The taste is ’rounder’ when you keep them moist.
Red lentil is an easy sprout. As a mature sprout the white root should be 0,5-1 cm long. This sprout is not eaten with leaves.
Red lentil sprouts contain the vitamins A, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, C and the minerals Potassium, Iron, Phosphate.
You can eat the whole Red lentil as a sprout inkl its white roots and the thin sand coloured hulls that are fiber-rich.
Red lentil sprouts take 1-2 days from dry seed to sprout. It is important, that the root is 0,5-1 cm long for this sprout to be edible.
HOW TO GROW
ORGANIC RED LENTIL SPROUTS
Measure the amount of your organic Red lentils. Each half SproutPearl tray needs 20 gram dry lentils.
Soak the Red lentils in fresh, cold, drinking water in a clean glass for 8 hours. Place it in shade in your kitchen.
Pour the Red lentil into your SproutPearl seed tray after soaking and rinse with clean, cool water.
Put the lentils tray into the SproutPearl and place it on your clean kitchen counter out of hot sun or cold draft.
Rinse your Red lentil sprouts every morning and evening until they are at your desired growth stage.
Your Red lentil sprouts are mature after 1-2 days or when they have a 0,5 – 1 cm long, white root.
TIPS FOR YOUR RED LENTIL
Your Red lentil for sprouts will absorb their weight in water during soaking. Because of this, you need to submerse them in a glass with 1 part dry lentils to 4 parts clean, cool drinking water.
The Red lentil will slowly turn a lighter shade of red/brown as they get filled with moist. After 8 hours they should all be about twice as big and have a flat sound when you pour them into the SproutPearl.
If the sound i sharp, then the lentils have not absorbed enough water.
ENJOY RED LENTIL SPROUTS RAW
Once you have cultivated your organic red lentils for sprouts into their mature state – when their white root is 0,5-1 cm long – you can eat them.
Most choose to enjoy their organic red lentil sprouts in their raw state. To do this it is important, that you have kept a high hygiene while cultivating the sprouts.
If so the sprouts simply need to be rinsed in cool water one last time. Then they are ready to eat in your salads, dips or stews. You can find inspiration in Recipes.