Lentil - Lenteja
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Lentil, common name for an annual herb, native to southwestern
Asia and widely cultivated in temperate regions. It is a straggling plant,
rarely exceeding about 46 cm (about 18 in) in height, having pinnate leaves
terminating in tendrils. It bears small flowers with white, pale blue, or lilac
petals. The fruit is a pod containing lens-shaped seeds, also called lentils, of
which two varieties,small brown ones and larger yellow ones,are cultivated for
Lentils, known for their high protein content, are used, when
fully ripe, in soups and stews. The lentil plant itself is used as fodder.
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- Scientific classification: The lentil belongs to the subfamily
- Family: Fabaceae (formerly Leguminosae).
- It is classified as Lens culinaris.
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Properties of Lentil Used by Aztec's
Strengthens the blood,
production of milk in lactating women
and is useful for persons suffering from
weakness or anemia
Aztec Method of Use
Eat in soup or as a side dish with other meals.
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