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    Samos Lentils

    FakesLentils (Lens culinaris, fa-kes in Greek) are one of the few pulses known to the ancient Greeks, along with chick peas and lupin beans. The ancients Greeks also loved a lentil puree that they called etni. A few decades ago, some Greek institutes established Greek varieties, which are still grown. The most famous of these are the small Samos and Dimitra varieties.
    A good source of iron - which prevents anemia - lentils need to be consumed with vitamin C for the body to absorb the mineral. Lentils go well with smoked meats or sausages and with crispy textures, such as raw celery, onions or carrots.

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