Farro, Fonio, grain, Indian ricegrass, Kamut, Khorasan, Millet, Quinoa, spelt, Teff
Source: Reader’s Digest – http://www.rd.com/
Quinoa isn’t the only hip and healthy alternative to rice or pasta. Make room in your pantry for these nutrition-packed grains, too.
An ancient grain that was found buried in the tombs of Egyptian royalty, farro can be traced back even further to the Fertile Crescent, the rich land in the Middle East between the Arabian Desert and the Armenian mountains. A cup of this nutty grain packs 24 percent of your recommended daily intake of iron and a whopping 14 grams of protein; by comparison, quinoa only has 8 grams of protein per cup, whole wheat pasta 7 grams, and brown rice 5 grams. If you swap the semi-pearled variety for the whole-grain kind, which is higher in vitamin B3 and zinc, soak it overnight first to shorten cooking time. (After soaking, it should get tender within 45 minutes on the…
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