Chef Tim Says....
I love lentils. They’re so delicious and so good for you. There are zillions of ways to use them -- in soups, salads, by themselves, with rice in pilaf....
Lentils are legumes, like peas, garbanzos and peanuts. They are mostly carbohydrate and protein with not very much fat. They have tons of fiber with a half cup of cooked lentils coming in at around 8 grams.
They’ve been around for millennia and are found in the Bible as well as in Egyptian tombs. Lentils
What About Gout?
This was a recent question by a visitor to the site in response to a column about how great legumes are for you. The issue is that legumes can provoke a flare-up of painful arthritis in those who suffer with gout. This is the consequence of higher amounts of purine molecules found in beans, peas and peanuts. What About Gout?
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