Main info:Black Lentils
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|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs.|
Very healthy. One serving of black lentils made from ¼ cup of dry seeds contains 13 grams of protein. They are packed with fiber at 15 grams per serving. You get all that for just 180 calories. Black lentils also deliver potassium, iron, magnesium, zinc and folate. Furthermore, studies show that black lentils may help lower the “bad” LDL cholesterol.
Yes. This food is high in carbohydrates. One cup contains about 36 grams of carbs. This is why people following a strict keto diet tend to avoid black lentils.
This can get complicated as is somewhat controversial because of the varying amounts of specific elements in each type of lentil. For example, black lentils contain more protein than red or green lentils but are higher in carbs. Black lentils have just slightly less fat than red or green, but the latter contains only 1% fat. Much depends on the type of diet one is trying. For a low-carb type of diet, black lentils are not the best.
Among all types of lentils, the average protein content for one serving is about 12 grams. Black lentils have 13 grams.
No, there is some variation between the varieties of lentils, although it is not great. In most cases, the differences are small, such as 12 grams of protein versus 13. In the case of black lentils, however, the carbohydrates are significantly higher than red, green, yellow and other varieties.