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Merchant Gourmet Authentic French Puy Lentils 500g

3.7 out of 5 (6)

4 out of 6 customers would recommend this product to a friend.

Suitable for vegetarians


Price per 100g: 56p


Product Description

Puy Lentils
These lentils taste great, keep their shape and texture when cooked and can be used as an alternative to rice, pasta or potatoes. "Puy" refers to the region of South-Central France where the lentils are grown. There's no need to pre-soak these lentils, so all you have to do is cook them for around 20 minutes and enjoy.
Tastes great in soups, stews and curries, Suitable for vegetarians and vegans, Low in fat, High in fibre, Excellent source of protein
Cooking should as much fun as eating. Our latest recipe ideas are at www.merchant-gourmet.com, or call us on Freephone: 0800 731 3549

Product Information



Merchant Gourmet


Store in a cool, dry place.


Hob - From Ambient. No need to pre-soak. Rinse the lentils under running water then drain. Put the lentils in a saucepan and cover with 3 times their volume of water (try using vegetable stock, or half wine for extra flavour). Bring to the boil, then simmer for 20-25 minutes until the lentils are firm to the bite. Drain and serve.

Preparation and Usage

Ideas to keep...
Use in a spicy tomato soup and serve with crusty bread.
Cook in a vegetable stock and serve with roasted butternut squash and red peppers, topped with grilled halloumi.
Bulk up your beef stew by adding Puy Lentils - the lentils can be cooked along with the rest of the stew.



Ideas to keep...
Use in a spicy tomato soup and serve with crusty bread.
Cook in a vegetable stock and serve with roasted butternut squash and red peppers, topped with grilled halloumi.
Bulk up your beef stew by adding Puy Lentils - the lentils can be cooked along with the rest of the stew.

Country of Origin



Specially produced for:
Merchant Gourmet®,
2 Rollins Street,
SE15 1EW.

Package Type


Recycling Information

Box - Card - Widely Recycled; Window - Plastic - Not Currently Recycled

Other Information

Full Product Name:
Puy Lentils

Store in a cool, dry place.

Safety Warning:
Caution: Do not eat raw lentils

8 Servings

Additional Information:
Each serving (62.5g) provides... Calories 216 10.8%, Low Sugar 1.3g 1.4%, Low Fat 1.0g 1.4%, Low Saturates 0.3g 1.3%, Low Salt Trace of an adult's Guideline Daily Amount.


Allergen Information

Allergens can be found in the ingredients list

Contains Gluten


Allergy Advice: For allergens see highlighted ingredients

Puy Lentils

Dietary Information

Suitable for Vegetarians; Suitable for Vegans

Nutritional Data

Typical ValuesPer 100gPer 62.5g servingGDA* for a typical adult
Energy 1465kJ916kJ
Protein 24.0g15.0g
Carbohydrates 58.0g36.3g
of which sugars 2.0g1.3g90g
Fat 1.6g1.0g70g
of which saturates 0.4g0.3g20g
Fibre 20.0g12.5g
Sodium 0.025gtrace
Salt Equivalent 0.06gtrace6g
*Guideline Daily Amount


Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5

6 customers reviewed this product Average rating 3.7

4 out of 6 customers would recommend this product to a friend.

Rating: 2 star out of 5

not as good as they used to be

These used to be very good, but quality is getting worse. Last batch I bought has loads of shrivelled lentils and it takes forever to cook even in plain filtered water without adding salt. Won't be buying these again any time soon.

Rating: 1 star out of 5

0 of 2 found this review helpful.

Can't review flavour because they contain gluten

Bought these without checking for gluten content first. But why would you, it's a single product and a legume, not a grain! Had to chuck them out - grrrrh. All other reviewers say they taste good so I'm sure they do, but at this price I would expect them not to be contaminated. Obviously I can't make a direct comparison but for a coeliac the Waitrose Love Life lentils seem a very good substitute.

Rating: 5 star out of 5

1 of 1 found this review helpful.

The best!

As a french girl, I can't cook other lentils than Puy lentils! I have tried other varieties but I always go back to Puy lentils! They are quick and easy to cook, they remain firm but creamy inside. Worth every penny!

Rating: 5 star out of 5

Puy lentils are the best...

...if you want the lentils to retain their firmness without being hard, and these Merchant Gourmet ones are as good as you can get. Try them and you'll never use anything else.

Rating: 4 star out of 5

Loveley lentils

Really tasty lentils. For a minimal amount of time spent cooking these end up much better than the ready-to-eat version.


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