Lentil, Lens culinaris, is a bushy, annual legume in the family Fabaceae grown for its edible seeds which are cooked and eaten. It is one of the most important protein rich pulse crop. It is mostly eaten as Dal by splitting into 2 cotyledons, deep orange red or orange yellow in color. Whole grain is also used in various dishes. Lentils also provide a source of starch for textiles and printing. It is mixed with wheat flour in bread and cake production. Lentil may also be referred to as red dhal or split pea and its origin is unknown although it is grown widely in Europe, Asia, and North Africa.
|Crop Climate Title||Tropical|
|Crop Water Method Title||Irrigated|
|Crop Economic Title||Food Crop|
|Crop Growing Season||Rabi / Winter / Cold Crops|
Lentil Crop Seed Varieties