Brown lentils hold their shape wonderfully, and can be used similarly to green lentils. They are commonly used in the U.S. and have a slightly more mild and earthy flavor. One half cup of uncooked brown lentils brings 24g protein, 80mg calcium, 26g fiber, and 4mg iron,
They’re like the all-purpose lentil, as they are delicious mashed into veggie burgers, used in soups, as a salad topper, or stuffed into tacos. They cook in about 30 – 40 minutes.