- Serving Size: 3g /cup
- Steeping Temp: °C
- Steeping Time: mins.
- Certification: Organic
- Origin: Turkey
Red split lentils are certified organic, gluten and wheat free. They are excellent source of protein, fiber and iron. High in soluble fiber, help to lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and stabilize blood sugar levels. Red lentils are earthy and mild in flavor, while tender in texture. Cooked red lentils can be used as an alternative to meat in recipes, they can also be used as an addition to salads and soups. Red lentils blend or mash easily to add texture, thickness, and depth to recipes.
Tasting NotesCertification: Organic
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From the Shanti Tea Canada Blog
Ayurvedic Cleansing Kitchari - by Safiya Motala
A lot of cleanses and detoxes out there may leave you feeling lighter, but also a bit crazy and deprived. Kitchari (or kitchadi) cleansing is deeply rooted in Ayurveda. The concept is a meal that is easy to digest and nourishing for the body. Kitchari offers a complete protein, and essential nutrients for your body.
About this cleanse
This cleanse is a monodiet, which means you will be eating this for all meals each day. Generally, a kitchari cleanse is followed from a short 3-day cleanse, to a longer 2 weeks. If this is your first time, start with 3 days. For breakfast, some kitchari cleanses suggest a simple oatmeal could be substituted for kitchari.
Look for split yellow mung beans. This is recommended because it is said to not produce gas, which is important when considering that the point of a kitchari diet is to have a meal that is easy to digest. White basmati rice is used for the same reason. The hull is removed, making it easier on digestion than brown rice.
There are many versions of kitchari available, but all follow the same basic concept -...