Water Lentils as a Source of Protein
Numerous startups are taking advantage of the possibilities and benefits of water lentils. Parabel, a Florida-based hydroponic producer, has created a proprietary system to grow and harvest water lentils. Their system provides the plants with optimal conditions that allow for the water lentils to double in biomass over the course of 24 hours. That amount of growth and replenishment could make water lentils the most sustainable and nutritionally complete food source on earth.
"Suitable for vegans, vegetarians, and those on a gluten-free diet, water lentils are a great protein source for everyone. They're also extremely high in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and micronutrients. Their amino acid content is comparable to that in eggs and milk, while remaining 100% plant-based."
Thanks to new innovative companies, water lentils will be transforming the industry before we know it. The nutritional value and sustainability of water lentils are nudging the culinary industry towards a more sustainable, plant-based future.
Water lentils are currently used as a protein supplement for both human and animal nutrition with great success.