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Fundamental lentils

How old are lentils? Here’s one clue: People who say lentils are shaped like lenses have the reference backwards. Turns out that the world’s first lenses got that name because they were shaped, yes, like lentils.

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  • Headline: Fundamental lentils
  • Publication: Food, Pages 31 on 03/12/2014
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