This month, we have been reminding you about nutritional components of lentils.  One nutrient deserves extra attention: dietary iron.

As most women know, it can be difficult to incorporate enough iron in your diet. If your iron levels fall too low, you can be at risk for symptoms like:

  • extreme fatigue
  • pale skin
  • weakness
  • frequent infections
  • shortness of breath
  • headache
  • dizziness or lightheadedness

Our own web assistant, Liz, has been managing chronic low iron levels for most of her adult life, and has this to say about incorporating lentils into your diet to help:

Read Liz’s Story on Souptacular and Iron Deficiency


Other wonderful features of the mighty Prairie lentil:

  • Lentils are high in protein, fibre, folate, b1 and minerals
  • Lentils contain IRON: over 1/2 of a persons daily allowance in just 1 cup serving.
  • Find Lentils in Souptacular’s Autumn Harvest, Traditional Bean, Lentil Lovers and Tandoori Hot Pot.
  • Souptacular primarily uses red split lentils, and some of the soups also contain laird lentils which are a bit larger and disk shaped.
  • If overcooked, lentils get nice and smooth, but CAN be cooked quickly for more texture

Here is another great online resource for information on lentils.

Enjoy your Souptacular soups knowing that they are helping you eat healthy grains that can boost your iron, and other vitamin and mineral levels, so that eating healthy is easy and nutritious!