Archive for the ‘Grains’ Category

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Health Benefits of Whole wheat

We have placed wheat on our “10 Most Controversial WHFoods List.” This list was created to let you know that even though some foods (like wheat) can make an outstanding contribution to your meal plan, they are definitely not for everyone. Wheat can be difficult to find in high-quality form; can be more commonly associated […]

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Health Benefits of Spelt

A wonderfully nutritious and ancient grain with a deep nutlike flavor, spelt is a cousin to wheat that is recently receiving renewed recognition. Spelt products can be found in your local health food store year-round. Spelt is an ancient grain that traces its heritage back long before many wheat hybrids. Many of its benefits come […]

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Health Benefits of Rye

Although wheat products reign supreme on the shelves of supermarkets in the United States, foods made from whole rye are worth looking for, not only for their rich, hearty taste, but for their numerous health benefits. Like most grains, rye is available throughout the year. Rye is a cereal grain that looks like wheat but […]

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Health Benefits of Quinoa

Nutrients inQuinoa42.50 g (42.50 grams) Nutrient%Daily Value  manganese43%  tryptophan21.8%  magnesium20.9%  folate19.5%  phosphorus19.4% Calories (156)8% This chart graphically details the %DV that a serving of Quinoa provides for each of the nutrients of which it is a good, very good, or excellent source according to our Food Rating System. Additional information about the amount of these […]

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Health Benefits of Oats

What better way to gain the strength and energy to carry you through a hectic morning schedule than with a steaming bowl of freshly cooked oatmeal. Oats are harvested in the fall but are available throughout the year and can add extra nutrition to a variety of healthy dishes. Oats, known scientifically as Avena sativa, […]

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Health Benefits of Millet

Although millet is most often associated as the main ingredient in bird seed, it is not just “for the birds.” Creamy like mashed potatoes or fluffy like rice, millet is a delicious grain that can accompany many types of food. As with most grains, millet is available in markets throughout the year. Millet is tiny […]

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Health Benefits of Corn

What food is more synonymous with summer than freshly picked corn on the cob? Corn grows in “ears,” each of which is covered in rows of kernels that are then protected by the silk-like threads called “corn silk” and encased in a husk. Corn is known scientifically as Zea mays. This moniker reflects its traditional […]

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Health Benefits of Buckwheat

Energizing and nutritious, buckwheat is available throughout the year and can be served as an alternative to rice or made into porridge. While many people think that buckwheat is a cereal grain, it is actually a fruit seed that is related to rhubarb and sorrel making it a suitable substitute for grains for people who […]

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Health Benefits of Brown rice

In some parts of the world, the word “to eat” literally means “to eat rice.” All varieties of rice are available throughout the year, supplying as much as half of the daily calories for half of the world’s population. The process that produces brown rice removes only the outermost layer, the hull, of the rice […]

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Health And Barley

Barley is a wonderfully versatile cereal grain with a rich nutlike flavor and an appealing chewy, pasta-like consistency. Its appearance resembles wheat berries, although it is slightly lighter in color. Sprouted barley is naturally high in maltose, a sugar that serves as the basis for both malt syrup sweetener. When fermented, barley is used as […]