PBA Bounty is a high yielding small seeded red lentil that is broadly adapted and suited to most lentil growing environments. PBA Bounty is MR to ascochyta blight, MS to botrytis grey mould and has improved tolerance to salinity compared to Nugget. PBA Bounty has a prostrate plant growth habit early in the season compared with all other varieties. PBA Bounty produces a round seed that is slightly larger (10%) than Nipper.
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.