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Millet Nutritional Benefits

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Recently, millet has started receiving more attention from researchers than in past years. The findings have been very encouraging. They've discovered many health benefits associated with the grain. It is high in many nutrients essential to our health. This is a summary of what those are and what th...Read More

Amaranth Nutritional Benefits

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As amaranth has been coming to light since the 1970s, so have some of its amazing health benefits. I want to focus on five that I found most interesting. A “protein powerhouse.” Amaranth is easily ahead of most all other grains in its protein content (13-14%). The protein in amaranth, though...Read More

Chia Seed History and Origin

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The little chia seed is gaining popularity, so it’s worth a look. Chia seeds can be black or white (brown indicates that the seed is unripe). There is no difference nutritionally. White or black, this little seed has a lot to be proud of. Let’s talk about how it all began. The Aztecs boast the f...Read More

Chia Seed Nutritional Benefits

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One of those special foods that have earned the nickname “superfood,” Chia seeds are known for some pretty awesome health benefits. Chia seeds are gluten free and a good addition for almost anyone (People who are allergic to mustard or sesame seeds may also be sensitive to chia). For the majorit...Read More

Teff History and Origin

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Here, we’re going to delve into the smallest grain there is. Teff comes to us from Ethiopia. Its tiny size (less than 1mm in diameter) has led some to believe that its name comes from the Amharic word for “lost.”  Teff is relatively new to developing countries but thrives in Ethiopia and has ...Read More

Teff Nutritional Benefits

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While teff is a seed and not actually a grain at all, it can be used in many of the same ways. Also, it boasts a few nutritional advantages that aren’t found in a lot of other grains as well as some universal wholegrain benefits. It’s worth asking why teff is all of the sudden surfacing as a hea...Read More

Spelt History and Origin

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Spelt is another member of the farro family and goes by the name Farro Grande. It was originally cultivated in what is now Iran and possibly simultaneously in southeastern Europe. It was a staple of its day and is one of the very first wheats used to make bread. In the Middle Ages, it was even thoug...Read More

Spelt Nutritional Benefits

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Like all grains left to themselves, Spelt has a lot of really great health benefits. It’s a rich source of fiber, magnesium, niacin and contributes 57% of our daily value of phosphorus. Phosphorus is useful in so many places in the body especially the bones and teeth. Spelt also contains a lot of ...Read More

Einkorn History and Origin

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Let’s take a look at the most ancient wheat there is. Einkorn, also called Farro Piccolo, is known as “nature’s original wheat.” In a world where wheat digestion is an ever present problem, it’s worth a look not only because of how it helps our bodies but, why. Einkorn most likely origi...Read More

Einkorn Nutritional Benefits

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Here, we’re going to explore deep down into the Einkorn berry and, more importantly, what it’s doing after it passes the taste buds.  Einkorn really packs a wallop for its small size. It’s very nutrient rich. But why specifically is it considered to be better for our bodies than the genetical...Read More

Buckwheat History and Origin

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A grain that is making a comeback after its fall from popularity, buckwheat is actually a fruit seed that can be used in place of grains. Standing at 30-50 in. tall, the buckwheat plant grows fast and contains fragrant flowers. Because it grows so fast and can grow in poor soil, it is often used as ...Read More

Buckwheat Nutritional Benefits

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Buckwheat’s return to popularity is due mostly to its nutritional punch. Sometimes old school is best. It’s certainly the case with this pseudo cereal. Buckwheat has the power to do great things for the human body. The following are some of the most important. BUCKWHEAT IS HIGH IN Important...Read More

Amaranth History and Origin

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A welcome impostor, amaranth is actually not a cereal grain by definition. It belongs to another plant family entirely. But, because its nutritional composition is so similar, it is often included with cereal grains. These tall plants get their name from a Greek word that means “the never-fading...Read More

Emmer Nutritional Benefits

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Emmer, also known as Farro Medio, has a few great qualities that make it a desirable grain for human consumption: Fiber Emmer is higher in fiber than the wheat we use today. As you probably know, we need fiber in our diet, and most people aren’t even close to meeting the recommendations. Fiber h...Read More

Emmer History and Origin

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Emmer is one of the grains in the farro family. It is a hulled wheat that was one of the earliest to be cultivated in the Near East region. In ancient history, it was very commonly grown, but, like a lot of the ancient grains, it is now mostly a relict crop (a crop that used to be extensively cultiv...Read More

Quinoa History and Origin

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The Quinoa Family Coming to us from the Andes Mountains of South America, we would like to welcome quinoa to our healthy diets! Quinoa (keen-wah) is one of those pseudo-cereals that we let pretend to be a cereal grain because its nutritional makeup is so similar. But it actually belongs to the same...Read More

Quinoa Nutritional Benefits

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As one of those super foods, quinoa is extremely nutrient rich and filling. It’s been said that one of the most important nutritional benefits of quinoa is simply the amount of nutrients that are packed in there. In 1955, researcher Phillip White said “While no single food can supply all the ...Read More