Lentils are also called polished Masoor Dal. Masoor dal is the most common dal cooked in every home of India and Bangladesh. Whole Masoor beans are small round legume that comes in many colors and sizes. Masoor lentils contain high level of proteins and dietary fiber. These milder lentils have nutty rich taste and also hold their shape after cooking.
There are many different varieties of lentils, but brown, green, yellow and red, as well as Puy and Beluga are the most widely consumed.
Lentils are an excellent source of B vitamins, iron, magnesium, potassium and zinc. They’re also a great source of plant-based protein and fiber.
Lentils are a great source of health-promoting polyphenols, which have strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties with potential cancer-cell inhibiting effects.