Title Info
Common name Lentil
Scientific name Lens culinaris
Taxonomic group Fabaceae
Source Dan L. Perlman
Economic botany Food plants
Food plants Legumes
Keywords Leguminosae
Lentil, <i>Lens culinaris</i>
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Lentil. Originally grown in the Fertile Crescent about 10,000 years ago. Today it is still a widely used food crop, and the green materials left over after the seeds are removed can be used as animal feed.