Water Lentils- An Excellent Source of Protein and Rapidly Renewable
Why are water lentils so cool? Well they can help alleviate our overuse of the land for raising animals for production.
The plant, Lemnoideae — also known as Duckweed, Lemna or water lentils — is the world’s smallest flowering plant, but between its nutrient-rich, rapidly renewable nature and its carbon- and water-neutral production process, some say it could grow to become the world’s most sustainable and complete food source.
There are many health benefits to consuming water lentils. Water lentils have a unique amino acid profile similar to animal protein sources such as eggs or milk; contain a range of micronutrients, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, Omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, folate, iron and beta carotene; and are soy-, lactose- and gluten-free. The protein also contains a good amount of Leucine, which is considered an important amino acid for its ability to aid in protein synthesis.
At Planet Renu we believe in making changes to preserve our environment - and we sell great plastic replacement products- but we also strive to educate on how to make small changes in other ways they will have a positive impact on the earth. Water lentils is a great option 💚