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Lentil

Crop name CZ (Latin)  Čočka jedlá (Lens culinaris)
Scientific classification
Kingdom CZ (Latin) Rostliny (Plantae)
Clade CZ (Latin) Cévnaté rostliny (Tracheobionta)
Division CZ (Latin) Krytosemenné (Magnoliophyta)
Class CZ (Latin) Vyšší dvouděložné (Rosopsida)
Code CZ (Latin) Bobotvaré (Fabales)
Family CZ (Latin) Bobovité (Fabaceae)
Genus CZ (Latin) Čočka (Lens)
Order CZ (Latin) Čočka jedlá (Lens culinaris)
Area of origin Middle and Central Asia
Biological characteristics 
Plant size [cm] 20 – 60
Number of seeds in pod [pcs] 1 – 2
Chemical characteristics 
Water [%] 12
Carbohydrates without fiber [%] 55
Proteins [%] 22 – 28
Fiber [%] 3,5 – 4
Fats [%] 1 – 1,5
Ash [%] 2,5 – 3
Starch [%] 45 – 47
Yield characteristics and post-harvest processing 
Humidity for harvest [%] 25 – 35
Storage humidity [%] 15 – 16
Bulk density (at storage humidity) [kg/m3] 650 – 860
Weight of a thousand seeds [g/1000 seeds] 11 – 80
Sowing rate [kg/ha] or sowing unit (number of seeds/ha) 1,6 – 2,5 m/ha
Interesting facts 
Usable parts of the crop Dry seeds
Use of the crop Foodstuff