Green lentils, one of the most common varieties of lentils available in the United States, contain high sources of iron that keep you feeling energetic and motivated. But they also have a powerful history. They are one of the most ancient cultivated foods, likely domesticated in the Near East and found in the lake dwellings of St. Peter’s Island, Lake Biel, Switzerland and beyond dating back to the Bronze Age.
Fun fact: In many countries, the parched lentil seeds are widely sold in shops and are considered the best food to carry on a long journey. That’s some serious fuel.