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Lentils: Our Ingredient of the week


Lentils are a high-protein pulses that is dried and then soaked and cooked. There are several varieties of lentils, including green grams (ndengu), brown ones (locally known as kamande) and smaller orange ones (red dhal) which are typically sold split.

Lentils are healthy, delicious and inexpensive, high in protein, making them an essential ingredient of any vegetarian or vegan diet. They are also a healthier substitute for meat. In addition to protein, lentils are rich in dietary fiber, folate and iron. Walk into any kiosk or supermarket and you will find lentils on the shelf.

Now...here is the best part, lentils cost anywhere between Sh80 to Sh160 per kilogramme for ndengu, and Sh200 to Sh300 for Kamande and yellow dhal depending on where you buy them.



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