Diefenbaker Seed Processors Ltd. processes and exports top-quality lentils: Whole Red Lentils, Whole Large Green Lentils, Split Red Lentils, and Decorticated Whole Red Lentils (Footballs).
Whole Red Lentils (Lens culinaris)
Also know as: Lentille, Lense, Lenteige, Adas, Masoor, Mercimek, Saabat Masoor, Desi Masoor, Masoor Matki, or Crimson.
Whole Red Lentils are 1/2 cm wide with a mild, earthy flavor and soft texture. These lentils are crimson, which is a deep orange-red color.
Whole Red Lentils are tiny lens-shaped pulses which have traditionally been used as a meat substitute. (A pulse is the dried seed of any legume, such as beans and peas. Lentils are the seed of a small shrub and are dried after harvesting.) Lentils have been eaten for over 8,000 years and originated in South-western Asia along the Indus River. They are a staple food for many South Asian cultures.
Whole Large Green Lentils (Lens culinaris)
Also known as: Brown lentil, Lentille, Lense, Lenteige, Adas, Masoor, Mercimek, or Saabat Massor.
Lentils are the seed of a small shrub and are dried after harvesting. They are a staple food for many South Asian cultures. The Latin word for lentil, lens, was used in the 17th century to describe eyeglasses because of the similarity in shape.
Split Red Lentils
Also known as: Lentille, Lense, Lenteige, Masoor, Mercimek, or Saabat Masoor.
Split red lentils are made from splitting the whole red lentil. The skin is removed and the remaining reddish-orange seed is then split into two halves. Our SRL are package quality product of Canada, and among the best in the world for quality.
Decorticated Whole Red Lentils
Also know as: Footballs.
The Red Footballs are also made from the Whole Red Lentil. The skin is removed from the lentil, leaving the inside portion of the seed whole (not split). The result is a beautiful intact, reddish-orange polished product.