Le Puy lentils are a dark green to black cultivar of lentils of the Lens esculenta puyensis variety. Le Puy lentils are common in French cuisine and have protected designation of origin. In the European Union only lentils from the Le Puy region of France may carry the name.

Health considerations

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Food History Almanac
La Lentille Verte du Puy

Alternative Spellings and Names

Puy lentils, Le Puy green lentil, Poor man’s caviar, lentilles vertes du Puy, lentilles du Puy

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