Are raw lentils safe?

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    One of Rudy's faves...a little glove filled with teeny tiny baby green split peas.....has vanished from Chopperstoys He used to pick them out through holes he made in the canvas fabric and eat them...a few a day. I can't find baby green split peas anywhere in the universe. A glove i can sew now with my magical sewing machine BUT can I put in pink or yellow lentils instead? He won't be able to make a hole big enough to work a regular sized split pea out.
    Here are choices of lentils from a link GG provided last year....

    http://www.purcellmountainfarms.com/Lentils.htm

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    as anyone seen raw lentils in their bird seed mix?

    thanks for your input folks!:)
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    :) I really don't know but I'd rather cook or sprout them.:)
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    raw green split peas is fine though but I still prefer to cook them..:D

    AO has them in their mango Medley and Emma LOVES cooked split green peas.
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    thanks Saemma!
    I'm going to cook AO MM tonight!:D
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    According to wiki: Lentils should not be eaten raw, due to the presence of anti-nutrients such as phytic acid and tannins...

    My local food co-op sells split peas in bins BTW, so maybe you can find them locally at some place like that.
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    Hmmm.... I always cook mine.......
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    thank you Kathy and Dianne :)
    Suddenly occurred to me I can smash the rather large green split peas and put the crumbles in the glove! Easy Peasy!:hehe:
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    What will thou use to smash them peas?:D:hehe:

    Now that you have seamstress capabilities.. you can make one of those pouches yourself..:D
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    Saroj...feeding lentils and/or dried split green peas, raw, is not a good idea - for us, or for birds:)
    Both require cooking.
    I don't recall the toy you mentioned; but that's likely why it's gone from their site.
    It would be akin to eating pebbles. Rudy actually ate them?
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    A rubber mallet i saw floating around....peas between two kitchen towels so no contact.
    Yes!!! Rudy is going to be so happy!
    I will post my attempt here tomorrow:dance4:
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    Yeah, definitely cook or sprout all beans and lentils. I think they all should not be eaten raw.
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    He would beak it around for a long time in his mouth so I assume he did :huh:
    I think he crushes them:)
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    I was thinking that you can even even use your *own* hand as a model..:hehe: for a glove..:D
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    Just as an FWIW, according to anything I've been able to find, split peas do NOT need to be soaked, sprouted or cooked, unlike lentils and most beans. They are similar to green peas which are often eaten raw before they are dried.
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    OK, I have found different information: Split peas and Lentils are NOT THE SAME to begin with:
    Split Peas
    Pisum sativum L.
    Leguminosae, or Fabaceae
    Pea, dry pea, Chinese pea, Chinese pea pod, Chinese snow pea, edible-podded pea, edible pod pea, podded pea, snow pea, sugar snap pea (UK, USA), Batani (Ind), Erbese (Ger), Ater (Eth), pois (Fra), Takarmany borso (Hun), Pisello (Ital), ho loan, mange-tout, papdi

    Lentils
    Lens culinaris
    Lentils should not be eaten raw, due to the presence of anti-nutrients such as phytic acid and tannins; some types of lentils require soaking overnight before cooking.


    http://www.holisticbirds.com/pages/fld0502.htm says to :Thoroughly cooked dry beans:
    black
    chickpeas
    great northern
    kidney
    lentil
    pinto
    white
    dried split peas

    I would not give them raw to my birds...I have always cooked them al dente and then added them to their birdie breads because my birds don't like beans....
    I have sprouted:
    Sprouting For Healthier Birds
    HolisticBird and HolisticBirds
    Certified Organic Sprouts, Sprout Mix for Parrots, Avian Naturals Preservative free parrot foods.

    So what I'm seeing and doing is this...UNLESS it is sprouted, I cook the beans/lentils/peas...I don't feed them "plain"...:hug8:

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    I always cook mine too, I'd just cook them just to be safe.. :)
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    If dried split peas are not safe you could just "Just Peas".
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    thank you all so much for the input!
    I'm going to go with the raw split peas....some of my dry seed mixes have them. Also he doesn't consume vast quantities. His thing is to painstakingly work a tiny chunk out though a hole in the fabric that he makes with his beak. The pea is hard enough that it doesn't crumble in the process. Or i might use some kamut instead. Tomorrow is another day!:D
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