Ready to eat. All natural. No preservatives. Non-GMO. Melissa's Steamed Lentils are grown with the highest standards and chosen for their high quality. You will taste it in every bite! Serving Suggestions: Warm or Cold: In salads with chopped shallots, parsley and a vinaigrette. As an appetizer with baby beets and edamame. Hot: Serve with melted butter or olive oil. Season to taste. Serve in place of traditional vegetables with meats, poultry, seafood and vegetarian dishes. Melissa's Steamed Lentils are naturally high in vitamin B9 (folic acid). Contains no allergens. Fruits & veggies more matters. Product of France.