Dried Lentils are a non-perishable food item.
Dried lentils do not need to be opened, but can be eaten from directly or added as an ingredient to other recipes.
Dried lentils can be eaten on their own but will provide the player with thirst and unhappiness. These effects can be countered by adding dried lentils to Soup, Stew, Rice, and Pasta.
Dried lentils can often be found in kitchen counters and shop shelves.
From items_food.txt (Project Zomboid directory/media/scripts/)
DisplayCategory = Food,
Weight = 2,
Type = Food,
DisplayName = Dried Lentils,
Icon = DriedLentils,
HungerChange = -60,
UnhappyChange = 40,
ThirstChange = 60,
Carbohydrates = 540,
Proteins = 220,
Lipids = 0,
Calories = 3000,
Packaged = TRUE,
EvolvedRecipe = Soup:10;Stew:10;RicePot:10;PastaPot:10,
FoodType = Vegetables,
WorldStaticModel = DriedLentils_Ground,