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07-05-2004, 11:23 AM
I've recentley taken to nibbling on raw lentils, they have a great texture and taste great. I was just wondering if anyone knew whether they need cooking for health reasons, like kidney beans.

07-05-2004, 12:02 PM
For what health reasons do kidney beans need to be cooked? Not that I could imagine eating them not cooked...they're like little pebbles before they're cooked.

07-05-2004, 12:08 PM
My box of puy lentils says never to eat raw pulses. A quick google hasn't shed any light as to why this is the case.

07-05-2004, 12:32 PM
I'll stop then, they were suprisingly tasty though.

07-05-2004, 12:34 PM
Lentils are still a great food choice, just cook them up first.

07-05-2004, 12:45 PM
Lentils are still a great food choice, just cook them up first.Thats right.
Also lentils/beans contain a sugar enzyme (i think) that is difficult for humans to digest. Hence undercooked = gas/bloating. Cooking breaks down the enzyme. But if you are nibbling on some, i dont think you would face any problem. Cooking them will enable you to consume a whole lot more than just nibbling some.
Curried red lentils + rice + crispy chicken or fish = YUM!! :p

07-06-2004, 02:19 PM
what to do with red lentils (http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=49976)

07-06-2004, 02:20 PM
They make a great soup.

07-09-2004, 10:41 AM
Why do yu want to eat it raw? anyway, i like green lentils.

I been eating black beans in cans. Is this okay? No saturated fats.

07-09-2004, 11:07 AM
I thought they'd be like crisps, but hardcore.

07-09-2004, 11:18 AM
Go for it, if yu can stand it. I know some are eating raw oats. Read above, enzymes are harder to digest. Well anyway, i wish people will comment on how to cook their foods like chicken breast, tuna salad