Lentil

Lentil

  Lentil is one of the pulse crops grown in the highlands of Ethiopia. It is a popular ingredient of every day diet in the majority household’s .The local consumption is subsequently very high. Its local price is also higher than most of pulse crops it is often claimed that the internal (local) market seriously competes with the external market.

The lentil (Lens culinaris) (International Feed Number, 5-02-506) is an edible pulse. It is a bushy annual plant of the legume family, grown for its lens-shaped seeds. It is about 40 centimetres (16 in) tall and the seeds grow in pods, usually with two seeds in each.

Lentils have been part of the human diet since the aceramic (pottery nonproducing) Neolithic times, being one of the first crops domesticated in the Near East. Archeological evidence shows they were eaten 13,000 to 9,500 years ago.

Lentil colors range from yellow to red-orange to green, brown and black.[1] Lentils also vary in size (e.g. Masoor lentils, shown in photos here), and are sold in many forms, with or without the skins, whole or split.

Address

Ethiopian Pulses, Oil Seeds and Spices Processors and Exporters Association (EPOSPEA)

Tel: +251 11 662 35 45

Fax: +251 11 662 35 04

Mob: +251 914 70 33 34

E-mail: epospea@gmail.com, epospeajossy@gmail.com

Website: www.epospeaeth.org

Office address; Haile Gebereslassie Avenue, 22 mazoria
Rebecca building next to Axum Hotel
7th floor room # 703

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