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Oct 16, 2013 06:56 AM

Green Lentils

Anyone know where I can purchase a kosher certified box of imported green lentils?

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  1. Red Mill French lentils are very good. They stay intact. I adore them. They say "French", but I have never asked if that means that they grew up in the Loire Valley, or if it means that their grandparents were from France, but they grew up in Oregon.

    1. lentils most definitely do not need a hechsher.

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      1. re: Moishefrompardes

        I was wondering about that as well. You don't need a hechsher on dried beans according to any of the major hechshers, AFAIK.

      2. You don't need a hechsher on them. My Sephardic rabbis even tell me that for Pesach, they need no hashgacha.

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        1. re: tractarian

          Does he specify a brand?

          Finding dried beans in the US that are not possibly/probably cross contaminated with gluten is hard (which includes brands like Bob's Red Mill unfortunately), so I always rinse them well and check to ensure they are only beans.

          1. re: kosherGlutenFree

            I always inspect my beans and legumes before Pesach, in order to ensure that there are no hametz.

            This rabbi also allows us to use certain gluten free items on Pesach, actually, which makes life far more bearable.

            I'm always on the look out for GF items, since I also like to limit my intake, and I also like the breads and mixes and whatnot.