- Red lentils are tiny, reddish-orange legumes that cook quickly, making them a perfect ingredient for quick, healthy dinners. The flavor is mild, earthy and slightly sweet (compared to the stronger earthier flavor of brown and black lentils).
- Red lentils break down faster than other types of lentils when cooked. The texture quickly becomes soft and creamy, so red lentils are most often used in soups and curries.
- Red lentils cook quickly (and turn mushy quickly) because most red lentils sold in stores are split red lentils. Split lentils have had the seed coat removed and are split in half.
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