Red lentils are also known as Egyptian lentils and have a smoother taste than regular lentils. What’s more, they are sweeter and nuttier. Their color ranges from light orange to bright red.
Red lentils are highly nutritious pulses, rich in iron, phosphorus, carbohydrates, proteins and B-complex vitamins. They are usually eaten boiled in soups and salads, or add their color and flavor as a garnish to various entrées.
Red lentils contain per cup more than half of the required allowance in iron we need daily.
Red lentils are great for those whose system doesn’t tolerate legumes easily since they’re easier to digest and lighter than regular lentils and take less time to cook. When cooked through, they tend to become mushy, a trait that makes them the perfect agent to add to curry pastes.