Green lentils have the third-highest levels of protein after soya and hemp and more than any other pulses, supplying almost 30% of their calories as protein. They provide a plentiful supply of fiber, particularly soluble fiber which provides effective handling of cholesterol and bile acids in the intestine Green lentils contain a higher concentration of dietary fiber than other types than the more commonly available lentils.
Green lentils hold their shape well and make an attractive salad or warm side dish. They’re especially nice as a bed for fatty fish like tuna or salmon. They have a delicate flavor and less starchy texture than the larger, more common brown lentils.
Black eye beans are unique because they taste wonderful without any spices.