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Red lentil – PBA BLITZ

PBA Blitz is a medium sized red lentil with a grey seed coat that is early flowering and is suited to short growing seasons and environments. It has improved early vigour and an erect growth habit which is suited to no-till and inter-row sowing. PBA Blitz is R to foliar ascochyta blight and MR to seed infection. It is MR to botrytis grey mould. PBA Blitz is rated as intolerant of soil boron and salinity. It has demonstrated similar but generally improved milling characteristics compared to Nugget.

Nutritional Information

Lentil is mostly used for human consumption but tend to have poor protein quality as they are low both in sulphur amino acids and tryptophan. The protein is, however, highly digestible. They are lower in fat than chickpea and are a good source of iron. Lentils have a shorter cooking time than other pulses.