MMO’s Curried Lentil Soup (with French Green Lentils and Garbanzo Beans) is a complete vegan kit. It includes a hand-made seasonings and vegetables packet, unique to each soup, which is choked full of delicious dried vegetables, herbs and spices. Easily prepare our our delicious Curried Lentil Soup on the stove top or using a crock pot. The Curried Lentil Soup Kit is also available in Low Sodium (110 mg) and No Added Salt (15 mg) versions at no additional cost. This is our families favorite soup and we eat it quite often along with fresh baked whole grain Naan Bread.
Don’t short yourself on nutrition! Traditional cultures took great care to prepare their legumes (beans, peas, and lentils) with a long soak before cooking to enhance digestibility and nutrient absorption. We know today that biologically an extended soak brings the seeds out of quiescence (sleep) causing them to begin the transformation from seed to plant (sprouting). This is important for our nutrition since during this transformation tightly bound nutrients are released and converted to higher level nutrients. So soaking the beans for an extended time as suggested in our instruction significantly increases both the availability of the nutrients and the their quality. Additionally, an extended soaking removes nearly all of the phytic acid contained in the beans. Phytic acid is an anti-nutrient that blocks the uptake of nutrients by our bodies, so getting rid of it by rinsing after a prolonged soak is very desirable. Additionally, phytic acid is a serious irritant for our digestive tracts. Beans that are not extensively soaked and well rinsed before cooking can cause significant gastric disruption due to the phytic acid, insolubles, and gas-producing oligosaccharides. Avoid chlorinated water when soaking as this causes the seeds bran outer layer to petrify which may slow or prevent softening.