Lentils are grouped with beans and peas as part of the legume family. Lentils are a pulse crop, which is a legume plant that has dry, edible seeds in pods. Pulses come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colours.
Pulses are legume plants that have dry, edible seeds that are grown in pods.
Lentils, chickpeas, peas, and beans are all pulse crops grown in Canada.
Lentils are lens-shaped seeds that grow in pods, usually with two seeds in each pod. Lentils started to be grown in Western Canada in 1970. The large green lentil variety, called Laird, created by the Crop Development Centre in Saskatoon, was the most important factor that made the lentil industry successful in Canada.
Lentils are lens-shaped seeds that grow in pods.
The large green lentil variety, called Laird, was created at the Crop Development Centre in Saskatoon.
Large lentil producing countries include India, Canada, Turkey, Syria, Australia, Nepal, and the United States. Canada exports more lentils than any other country. India consumes and grows the most lentils.
There are several different varieties of lentils grown in Saskatchewan. Red and green lentils are the most common. Some other varieties that are less common are French green, dark specked, Spanish brown, and black.
There are a variety of lentils that are grown in Saskatchewan.