Organic Red Lentils


Azure Market

Lentils are not only versatile, nutritious, and delicious—they’re old. It’s believed that humans first cultivated them in the Fertile Crescent, and archaeologists have found carbonized remains of this ancient legume in Syria, Jordan, Turkey, Iran, and Greece, some of which date back as far as 6000 BCE! Today, they remain popular worldwide and are most commonly consumed in west Asia, Latin America, the Mediterranean, and southeast Asia, where they form an important part of Indian cuisine.

Lentils are packed with protein; the only legume with a higher ratio of protein to food energy is the soybean! Additionally, they are a rich source of vitamins B1 and B5 (thiamine and pantothenic acid), folate, iron, zinc, phosphorus, copper, and manganese.

Our organic red lentils are milder in flavor than darker varieties. They also cook more quickly and form a puree readily, making them ideal for loaves and burgers. Azure customers love to use them as a meat substitute in everything from sloppy joes and burgers to chilis, casseroles, and salads. Red lentils make for a quick and convenient meal, as they cook in 15–20 minutes and don’t require pre-soaking like larger legumes.

  • Organic
  • Non-GMO
  • Kosher
  • Not irradiated
  • Product of Turkey, Canada, and the USA

Product meets or exceeds USDA guidelines. While we use the most modern equipment and standards when cleaning, processing, and packing this product, the contents of this bag are a natural product grown in the earth. It is not always possible to remove all foreign material. Please sort and rinse thoroughly before cooking.

Lentils are grown in rotation with wheat and or barley on the same farm ground. Since lentils and wheat are similar in size, trace amounts of wheat may be found in our lentils.

Azure Market products are re-packaged by Azure for your convenience in a facility that meets Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) standards, including an approved allergen control program.


Cook using 3 cups liquid (water or stock of your choice) to 1 cup dry lentils. Be sure to use a large enough saucepan, as lentils will double or triple in size. Bring to a boil, cover tightly, reduce heat, and simmer until tender. Cooking time for lentils is typically 15–20 minutes.



Size: 36 oz (1.02 kg)

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