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Lentils are among the most popular legumes worldwide. They are of the annual type -whose life cycle covers one year or a little less. Lentil is widely spread as it grows in Europe, Asia and North Africa. Lentils are grown in summer in temperate areas and in winter in subtropical areas. Dicotyledon lentils are very rich in proteins, nutritious fibers and minerals.

Reference in the Quran or Hadith

Lentil is mentioned in the Quran in the following words of Allah, the Exalted: “Remember when you said, ‘Moses, we cannot bear to eat only one kind of food, so pray to your Lord to bring out for us some of the earth’s produce, its herbs and cucumbers, its garlic, lentils, and onions.’…” [Al-Baqarah: 61]

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