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Bread made from lentil flour could become the next health food craze

The health benefits of lentils are well known, but new research into lentil flour has shown those benefits are enhanced when it is baked in bread.

 

Charles Sturt University's Functional Grains Centre PhD student Drew Portman said the cooking process amplified antioxidant activity.

"That can help your body to mop up free radicals that can cause damage to human cells," he said.

"Lentil flour is also high in protein so it can help keep people full for longer, which could help people manage their weight."

 

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(ABC NEWS 05/10/18)