By Vegan Caroline
I’ve tasted Merchant Gourmet Ready To Eat Puy Lentils… should you put a pack in the trolley or leave it on the shelf?
Merchant Gourmet Ready To Eat Puy Lentils blurb reads: These are a lot tastier than the average lentil, much easier and a whole load quicker to make. And they keep their shape and texture when cooked. They are really, really good. “Puy” refers to the part of South-Central France where these are grown (the full name is “Le Puy-en-Velay”).
OK: Lentils are a staple of veggie cooking. On their own they’re not that exciting, it’s what you do with them that matters! I have to admit that although I know how good they are for you that I don’t cook them very often as preparing them always feels like a big effort.
The tasting note: I saw these described somewhere as ‘poor man’s caviar’ and there is something that feels a bit luxurious about puy compared to other lentils. Their soft texture and deep colour appeal to the eyes and they add a richness to any dish. I ate these straight from the bag in a salad paired with toasted walnuts, tomatoes, red onion, fresh parsley and mint and a red wine vinegar dressing. You can also boil the bag for a couple of minutes to warm them through. I was impressed and will definitely buy these again. In fact they’ve even got me excited about eating more lentils!
The full ingredient list: Le Puy Lentils (87%), Water, Onion, sunflower Oil, Salt, Natural Flavourings (contains celery), Bay Leaf.
Specific ingredient? The humble lentil is a bit of a special ingredient. It’s low in fat but high in soluble fibre which helps with blood cholesterol levels. It contains vitamins, proteins and complex carbohydrates therefore protecting against diseases and regulating the appetite helping us feel full. I reckon the only reason it’s not hailed as a Super food is because it’s cheap!
Can you eat it? Suitable for vegans and vegetarians. Contains celery and onion.
Should you put it in the trolley? Although it’s cheaper to buy dried lentils if you’re pressed for time these are a winner.
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Merchant Gourmet Ready To Eat Puy Lentils
Although it’s cheaper to buy dried lentils if you’re pressed for time these are a winner. Tasted by Vegan Caroline
Not forgetting: Barcode:5018095185798
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