Lentils, like all pulses, are high in fiber which makes them a good protector against bowel cancer. They are an excellent source of protein when combined with rice or wholegrains. Lentils are an important source of B vitamins, especially B3, which is essential for both a healthy nervous system and digestive system. They are high in iron, zinc and calcium and are a good replacement for red meat. Like meat, the iron in lentils is better absorbed when they are eaten with a good source of vitamin C like leafy green vegetables.
Calories in Lentils: