5 Facts About Lentil

5 Facts About Lentil

Types of Lentil or fens beans are among the types of beans that are widely processed in Middle Eastern cuisine. This type of bean is also recorded in the Quran.

In the Qur’an, Lentil are mentioned once in surah Al Baqarah verse 61. Lentils are not mentioned specifically but together with various other vegetables such as cucumbers, onions and garlic.

This type of bean that has been popular since the prophet’s time is also famous for having a good taste and rich in nutrients that are good for health.

Naturally, the protein content in Lentil is often relied on as an intake for people who run a diet program.

Many are mistaken and consider fenal beans to be the same as fene, whereas these two types of plants are different from each other.

Reported from various sources, here are unique facts about lentils. Nuts containing many Nutrients Recorded in the Quran


1. Mention in the Quran

Lentils are mentioned in the Qur’an surah Al Baqarah verse 61. In this verse, lentils are mentioned together with various vegetables, cucumbers, onions and garlic.

“And when you said, “O Moses! We could not eat anything but food, so ask your Lord for us, that He may give us what the earth grows, such as vegetables, cucumbers, garlic, fenals and shallots.”

He said, “Do you ask for something bad instead of good? Go to a town, and you will have what you ask for” and then there will be misery and poverty, and they will have wrath from Allah.

That is because they disbelieved in the signs of Allah and slew the prophets without right. That is because they were disobedient and transgressed.”

From this story it is explained that lentils became a food that the Jews hated. At that time lentils were used as raw materials to make bread that is usually eaten by the poor.

2. Lentil content

Lentils have the Latin name Lens culinaris. This nut plant comes from a type of shrub with a rather flat nut seed like a lens. The plants are not tall, only about 40 centimeters.

In each pea pod there are two seeds. Lentils are strongly discouraged to be eaten in a raw state because they contain anti-nutrients. So eating lentils must be in a mature state so that the nutrients are absorbed to the maximum and not toxic.

Lentils contain very high protein. In addition lentils also contain fiber, vitamin B1, minerals and iron. Many vegetarians choose to eat lentils as a food intake.

Lentils have even been a food since ancient times. This is proven through archaeological findings that prove lentils have been a food since 9,500-13,000 years ago.

3. Health Benefits

There are several types of lentils that are widely sold in the market, namely yellow, reddish, green, brown and black lentils. About 30 percent of this nut content is protein.

In addition to being a source of protein, lentils are also proven to maintain the digestive system. The high fiber content of lentils makes the gastrointestinal tract work optimally.

Lentils also help control blood sugar in the body thus preventing from diabetes.

While the high calcium content in lentils is proven to be effective in maintaining the health and strength of bones and teeth.

By regularly consuming lentils, bone and tooth density will be maintained so as to minimize the occurrence of bone loss or osteoporosis.

4. Processing techniques

In India and the Middle East, lentils are often processed into a variety of foods. Lentils have a savory taste and a soft texture similar to green beans.

In the Middle East, lentils are commonly processed into soups or as a mixture of salads and kebabs. In India, lentils are known as the raw material for making dishes called puree or dal. To process lentils is also not difficult.

In Indonesia, lentils are not very popular because they are inferior to green beans. Whereas when compared to the taste, lentils have a taste similar to green beans so it can certainly be accepted tongue of Indonesians.

5. Lentils are different from fens

Lentils do have another name for fene nuts but this plant is different from fens. Fens is a popular type of spice with the name of spicy fens and anise.

Fens can not be eaten directly because it has a pungent taste. Usually this spice is used as a spice or as a mixture of oils for traditional medicine.

Fenor oil is often a mixture to make telon oil and scrub oil. Essential oils from fens are also commonly relied upon to treat and treat skin diseases.

Its fresh aroma makes fenor suitable so aromatherapy oil that can treat insomnia and flu. In Turkey, fens is used as a mixture to make alcoholic beverages.

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