Also called beluga lentils because they look like caviar. They have more "meaty" flavored than other lentils and hold their shape well which make them a good choice for salads or soups.
Also known as Le Puy lentils. A delicate peppery flavoured lentils originating from Puy in France that are now grown in North America and Italy.They retain a firm texture after cooking, which makes them a good addition in salads and dishes where the whole bean is desired. They may take a little longer to cook.
A very small split lentil most commonly used in Middle Eastern and Indian food dishes. They are a lovely salmon pink and turn golden when cooked. They cook up quickly as a result of being small and split. They are fairly soft so they work well to thicken soups and to make purees.