Is oat bran gluten-free by nature? (and oatmeal and steel cut oats?)

Certainly if you have dangerous gluten sensitivity, you should only buy certified gluten free products, even if you believe an item is naturally gluten-free. That being said, Oat Bran and other oat products are considered by many to be naturally gluten-free...

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How long do whole grains last? How do I store my organic whole grains?

Have you ever wondered how long whole grains last? Or how to store your whole grains? Or how to extend the shelf life or your whole grains? Today we will answer that...

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How can I be sure a product is non-GMO? (a.k.a is USDA organic also certified non-GMO?)

From time to time we receive inquiries about how being non-GMO relates to USDA organic certification. The great news is that if you have found a USDA organic certified vendor/product you like, then you can feel confident that it is also non-GMO...

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Why Hulled Millet? History, health, cooking tips and recipes

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Millet is an ancient grain with its cultivation dating back as far as 12,000 years. Its African origins make this grain an Certified Organic Hulled Milletideal candidate for farming even in poorer soils and dryer weather conditions. Historically, Millet was honored as one of the five sacred crops in ancient China and also earned a mention in the Bible as an ingredient for unleavened...

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Why Oat Bran? History, health, cooking tips and recipes

Certified Organic Oat Bran RecipeThe ancestry of the modern oat can be traced back to the wild red oat, a plant originating in Asia. It is believed that this plant has been cultivated for about two thousand years in different areas of the world. Some research even suggeststhat oats were primarily used for medicinal purposes before they came to be recognized as a staple food...

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Why Hulled Buckwheat Groats? History, health, cooking tips and recipes

Why Hulled Buckwheat Groats? History, health, cooking tips and recipes ~ Be Still Farms- Real, Fine Organics Buckwheat farming heralds originally from Southeast Asia dating back thousands of years when it was a staple, before rice and other cereal grains began to replace it. Over time, the cultivation of Buckwheat migrated west and eventually became a staple in many East European dishes. It is still widely produced in Russia and Poland where it features significantly in traditional cuisine. It has also been cultivated for at least a thousand...

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Why Quinoa? History, health, cooking tips and recipes

Quinoa is one of the few ancient grains that have remained largely unchanged over the millennia. It is Quinoa - Certified Organicbelieved that this nutrient-packed grain was initially cultivated over 5000 years ago and is traced originally to the Incan civilization of South America. Quinoa was a staple for the Incan people and offered so many nutritional...

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Why is fiber important? (Part 2) ~ Not all fiber is created equal (Soluble vs Insoluble)

While the common denominator is that neither types of fiber are absorbed by the body, the difference lies in their varying properties when either type is mixed with water. Here we can look at how each type of fiber consumption can benefit the...

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