Val Verde

Legumes and Pulses are an affordable easy to prepare and highly nutritious food. They’re a must to keep handy in the pantry. Either a winter dish rich of calories or a fresh summer salad, legumes are one of the traditional flavours of  Mediterranean specialities. They are low in fat, contain no cholesterol, so legumes are often considered a healthy substitute for meat (which has more fat and cholesterol).



Val Verde Lentils are sourced from only the most reliable growers in Italy, and selected from only the highest quality crop. They have exceptional nutritional value as they are known as containing one of the highest levels of protein of any plant and are also rich in two essential amino acids. Lentils have no cholesterol, low in sodium and low fat content. Lentils have more folic acid than any other unfortified food. Lentils offer a good protein alternative for vegetarians.




What to look for in this product:

•Small flat disks in shape that is very tender with a rich and distinctive taste
Mild in flavour that hold their shape well after cooking
•A healthy high quality product that is 98% Fat Free


Suggested uses:

•Wonderful in salads, side dishes and contrast beautifully with warm coloured foods such as oranges, carrots and red capsicums
•Best to bulk up soups and stews producing a unique earthy flavour – try lentils for your next ham hock stew!
Size 400g

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Val Verde

Val Verde

Val Verde is Australia’s leading brand for Italian tomato products such as canned tomatoes and passata sauces.  The name ‘Val Verde’ literally means ‘Green Valley’, and indeed the brand is related in creation to the well-known brand of olives “Green Valley”. Well-known by consumers and chefs alike, Val Verde’s reputation has grown on a dedication to bringing the best of what Europe, specifically Italy has to offer in multiple product groups. 



The Val Verde brand is a 100% Australian owned brand steeped in European heritage and artisan tradition, combining and a mentality of great quality at everyday value prices.  Most famous for tomato products, Val Verde has also partnered with producers to offer a wider range of products, including canned legumes, grissini (Italian breadsticks) and gnocchi, retaining with these additional products an uncompromising  stance on top quality and taste.



Did you know?

  • Beans have a well-deserved reputation of being the musical fruit unless you eat them regularly. The more often you eat beans, the less gas you’ll have
  • In Tuscany, a Ricotta Gnocchi with Spinach is called Strozzapreti which translates to “priest-stranglers”. Apparently, a priest choked to death after eating the dish too quickly because it was so wonderful
  • It is believed that Grissini were invented to prevent spread of disease. Around 1675, the young Duke Vittorio Amadeo di Savoia was so sick he couldn’t keep anything down so Carlo Emanuele II asked a baker from Turin, Antonio Brunero, to create something that the young duke could digest. The request was for something ‘long, light and subtle’. From his ovens, Antonio produced a thin crispy breadstick called ‘Ghersino’, a smaller version of ‘Ghersa’, which was a long thin bread. The young Duke ate the breadsticks until he recovered from his illness, thus saving the monarchy and also initiating a new food sensation to the country