French green lentils

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French green lentils

Name Variations

  • Puy lentils
  • lentilles du Puy
  • lentilles vertes du Puy

About French green lentils

Wikipedia Article About French green lentils on Wikipedia

A famous variety of small green lentils known for their earthy flavor is grown in Le Puy, France. These "Le Puy lentils" were the first dry vegetable protected by the French AOC (Appelation d'Origine Controlée) designation.

Slate green lentils, also known as Puy lentils. They were originally grown in Puy, France in the volcanic soil there, but are now also grown in Italy and North America. They are known for their rich peppery flavor and ability to retain their firmness after being cooked. The puy lentils generally require more cooking time than other lentils. Beluga or brown lentils may be substituted but they do not hold there shaped as well as puy lentils.

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