Black Beluga® Lentil is a registered trademark of Timeless Seeds, Inc. It was introduced by timeless in the early 1990’s. (Timeless Natural Food.)
It is a cultivar of small black lentil, so called because it resembles the Beluga caviar.
It has a mild delicate taste and is fantastic at absorbing other flavours.
Unlike the red split lentil, Black Beluga lentil retains its shape after cooking and can therefore be used in soups that require reheating or in salads.
100g (3.5 oz) provides 350 calories. It is high in protein (25g/100g); dietary fibre (14g/100g) and Iron. It’s low in fat (2g/100g) and sugar (1g/100g) (Bulk Barn Canada)
Black beluga is grown in the cool, dry climates of Canada and America’s northern plains and are less common than red, yellow and green lentils. (Merchant Gourmet.)
- The mild flavour makes the black lentil a good choice for delicately spiced soups and salads.
- Try them as a bed for fish or chicken.
Black Beluga® Lentils cook in about 20 minutes at a simmer.
Where can you find Black Black Beluga®
Black Beluga® is found in speciality stores. In Canada you can find it at the Bulk Barn store.