05 April 2010
Lentils are high in fibre and are a good source of non-haem (plant) iron in the vegetarian diet. They also contain useful quantities of B vitamins and zinc.
ProteinIn common with other vegetable sources of protein, the protein content of lentils is improved if they are eaten with bread or rice. The amino acids of the two different proteins complement each other, so lentils eaten with naan bread provide a more useful protein than lentils or bread eaten alone.