Lentils - Originating from the eastern
Mediterranean, but now grown in the Middle East and India, and available whole
and split. Red lentils are bright orange but become yellow when cooked and have
a savory flavor. Green lentils (sometimes known as Egyptian lentils) are dull
green in color with a fresh spicy flavor. Brown lentils (sometimes known as
Chinese lentils) are dark dull brown with a rich flavor.