DetailsOrganic Brown Lentils The lentil is an edible pulse and is a bushy annual plant of the legume family. Brown lentils have a mild earthy flavour and are high in protein, iron and fibre. They are tasty in many things including casseroles, warm salads and stuffing. May contain stones or foreign matter Cooking Instructions: Rinse and simmer in 3 parts water to 1 part lentils for approx. 45 minutes.