The world’s largest exporter of lentils to the global marketplace is Canada , selling to over 100 countries each year. The most commonly grown lentils are the large green “Laird lentils” and the red lentils.
Several processing steps take place in Canada, including the dehulling, splitting and milling of red and green lentils. Green lentils are also found in canned form. The final product can be used in a variety of foods and in many regions of the world are sold to the consumer in dry form. Lentils are also commonly used as ingredients by the food industry In soups and stews or are re-hydrated for canning.