Canadian Lentil (Red/Green) Varieties and Canary Seed | Prairie Pulse Inc.




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Legacy Whole Red Lentils

Canada Whole Red Lentils Canada Red lentils are marketed by the producer as a whole seed, but more than 90% are dehulled or decorticated before they are eaten. The seed coat colour can vary from brown to pale green, grey, brown, tan or black.

Dehulled lentils have two forms: whole (football) or split.

Legacy Football Lentils

Canada Football Lentils Canada Whole dehulled lentils, also known as Footballs or Masoor, are reddish-orange in colour and are mainly used in soups, stews and casseroles.

Legacy Split Red Lentils

Canada Split Red Lentils Canada Split red lentils, also known as Masoor Dal, are made from splitting the whole red lentil. The skin is removed and the remaining reddish-orange seed is then split into two halves resulting in a product that is faster cooking.

Legacy Whole Green (Large/Medium/Small) Lentils

Canada Whole Green Lentils Most lentil (Lens culinaris) varieties grown in Canada have green seed coats and yellow cotyledons (seed leaves). Canada Green lentils are divided into three market classes in Canada: large green (Laird), medium green (Richlea), and small green (Eston).

Legacy French Green Lentils

Canada French Green Lentils Canada French green lentils may take longer to cook than regular lentils, but they retain a firm texture making them an obvious choice for soups, salads, curries, stuffing and stir fries. Also known as puy lentils, french green lentils originated in Puy, in southwest France.

Legacy Canary Seed

Canada Candary Seed Canada is the world's largest producer and exporter of canary seed (alpiste), with the bulk of it grown in the province of Saskatchewan. In an effort to expand the market of canary seed, which is currently used almost exclusively as a component of bird food, the Canaryseed Development Commission of Saskatchewan is striving to obtain approval for human consumption.