What are Water Lentils?
Water lentils truly aren’t a lentil at all; they are small flowering aquatic plant also known as Lemnoideae. This is a family of plants that includes both Lemna and Wolffiaor Duckweed. They are freshwater plants that grow best in warm temperatures. Water lentils are so much MORE than legumes for your health too. They are suitable for people on an autoimmune protocol because they are lectin free. Bonus: the nutrients in water lentils are likely MUCH better absorbed than in standard lentils. I will explain more below. Water lentils are also commonly known as lemna, duckweed, and man kai.