Friday, February 19, 2010

Lentils win gold at Olympics

I hear that Saskatchewan lentils are a big hit at the Olympics in Vancouver! This might explain why the Saskatchewan pavillion is so popular.

Lentil burgers are on offer in the pavillion and extra goodies are being handed out at the pulse kiosk. (Pulse is the technical word to describe lentils, chickpeas, peas and beans.)

February 25 is lentil day at the Saskatchewan Pavillion with the addition of a Greek lentil salad.

Amanda Olekson of Saskatchewan Pulse Growers reports: "We have recipe booklets and a lentil brochure with information on the health benefits of lentils that we are going through like crazy, as well as a sheet listing where you can buy lentil based products and lentils in Canada."

Here's a picture from the lentil kiosk at the Olympics. Go Lentils!

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