At banquets, Roman Emperor Elagabalus would serve peas with gold, lentils with onyx, beans with amber, and rice with pearls, as well as sprinkling pearls in lieu of pepper. At the end of the banquets, he would bring out lions and leopards, panicking the invitees, who were unaware they were tamed penelope.uchicago.edu/Tha…
There is a low nickel diet for those with allergic contact dermatitis; restricted foods include whole wheat, shellfish, nuts, seeds, beans, lentils and peas, spinach, kale, lettuce, canned food, cocoa and chocolate skinanddiet.com/post/2018…
Canada is the world's biggest producer (33%) and exporter (80%) of lentils. thecanadianencyclopedia.c…
Soaking beans helps eliminate gas-producing compounds. This can alleviate bloating and flatulence, common side effects of consuming beans. Lentils lack sulfur so there is no need to soak them before cooking oureverydaylife.com/need-…
Over half of the world's lentils are grown in Canada, with about 95% that amount grown in the province of Saskatchewan alone en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Len…
The Harvard Semitic Museum hosted an event on ancient Mesopotamian cuisine. Local chefs recreated 4000 year old ancient recipes, including a lamb stew with dried apricots and black-eyed peas, and side dish of wheat and lentils hmsc.harvard.edu/event/an…
In the Bible, Jacob cooks a special red lentil soup. However, no known spices from that time period would tint the stew red. Sumac has a reddish tint and red lentils cook up a brown color toriavey.com/toris-kitche…
Per kilogram consumed, the amount of total Carbon Dioxide Equivalent (including methane) produced ranges from 0.9 for lentils, 1.9 for 2% milk, 2.9 for potatoes, 4.8 for eggs, 6.9 for chicken, 11.9 for farmed salmon, 12.1 for pork, 13.5 for cheese, 27.0 for beef, and 39.2 for lamb. ewg.org/meateatersguide/a…
Esau, the oldest son of Isaac in the Bible, gave his Birthright (The right to have the authority over the family) to his younger brother Jacob in exchange for a bowl of lentil stew because he was hungry. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esa…
If you play Paul McCartney's voiceover from Maybe I'm Amazed from Simpsons Episode - "Lisa The Vegetarian" There is a secret recipe for lentil soup youtube.com/watch?v=QhYJ1…
Individual skittles are called 'lentils' trademarks.justia.com/857…
Today I learned about "Operation Lentil" (Π§Π΅Ρ‡Π΅Π²ΠΈΡ†Π°), a widespread and nearly simultaneous forced population transfer program carried out on Feb 23, 1944 by troops under Stalin. Plans called for the arrest and transportation of up to 300,000 civilians. The actual number of victims will never be known. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
Lentil As Anything, a successful Australian restaurant, allows its customers to pay whatever price they feel for the food. lentilasanything.com/abou…
Peanuts are not nuts. They are classified as a legume, like lentils and peas. businessinsider.com/nuts-…
The iron content per volume of lentils is much greater than that of steak (lean sirloin to be exact) vrg.org/nutrition/iron.ph…
Canada leads production of lentils, 1,987,000 metrics, almost twice that of India. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Len…
In the book Soylent Green was based on, Soylent Green wasn't people - it was a mixture of soya and lentils. wikipedia.org/wiki/Make_R…
Dr. Oz was asked to return for a second colonoscopy for not following dieting instructions and having a "colon littered with lentils" the first time huffingtonpost.com/2011/0…
A French bulldog named Lentil, who was born with a cleft lip and palate, is the "ambassadog" for kids with craniofacial anomalies. mynameislentil.com/
The Fertile Crescent was home to the eight Neolithic founder crops important in early agriculture (wheat, einkorn, barley, flax, chick pea, pea, lentil, bitter vetch), and four of the five most important species of domesticated animalsβ€”cows, goats, sheep, and pigs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fer…
Canada, specifically southern Alberta+Saskatchewan, grows 35% of the world's pulse (peas/chickpeas/lentils/beans) crops. pulsecanada.com/pulse-ind…
Lamb has about the worst carbon footprint, while lentils are the best. greeneatz.com/foods-carbo…
The word "Lens" (A piece of glass used to focus light) comes from the Latin word for "Lentil" (A legume) because they're the same shape. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Len…
In the "Lisa the Vegetarian" episode of The Simpsons, Lisa is told by Paul McCartney that the song "Maybe I'm Amazed" when reversed has a lentil soup recipe. In the version played during the credits of that episode, this is actually true. youtube.com/watch?v=QhYJ1…
In the original book "Make Room! Make Room!" soylent green was not people, but rather a tasteless mixture of soybeans and lentils. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mak…
Paul McCartney recorded a recipe for lentil soup for the episode of The Simpsons he was in: Lisa The Vegetarian. It's reversed under Maybe I'm Amazed at the closing credits. imdb.com/title/tt0701158/…
In the Simpsons episode Lisa the Vegetarian, if you play the end credits backwards you actually can hear a recipe for Paul and Linda's Lentil Soup referenced in the episode simpsonswiki.com/wiki/Pau…
There's a Lentil Fest every year in WA! lentilfest.com/
Canada produced 28% of the world's lentil population and exports over 68% of the lentils in the world! publications.gc.ca/collec…
The word 'lens' comes from the word 'lentil', because they have a similar shape. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Len…
We domesticated the lentil so long ago that lenses are named after lentils, not the other way around. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Len…

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