Lentils, sprouted, raw

Fun Facts

  1. Lentils grow as bushy, herbaceous plant that can reach 6 to 29 inches in height. Stem is multi-branched and covered with soft hairs.
  2. Lentils develop green, pinnate leaves, composed of 4 to 7 leaflets. Leaves are alternately arranged on the branches.
  3. Lentils produce small, white, purple, pink or blue flowers. One plant produces 10 to 150 raceme inflorescence (type of unbranched inflorescence) composed of 1 to 4 individual flowers. Flowers appear 6 to 7 weeks after planting.
  4. Fruit of lentils is smooth, oblong pod that contains one or two seed.
  5. Lentils produce round-shaped seed. Color of the seed depends on the variety. The most popular types of lentils are yellow, orange, green, brown and black.
  6. Lentils propagate via seed. Harvest takes place 80 to 135 days after planting, depending on the variety.

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