Why Hulled Millet? History, Health, and Cooking Tips

Why Hulled Millet? History, Health, and Cooking Tips

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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 ideal candidate for farming even in poorer soils and dryer weather conditions. Historically, Millet was ..........

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Why Oat Bran? History, Health, and Cooking Tips

Why Oat Bran? History, Health, and Cooking Tips

The ancestry of the modern oat can be traced back to the wild red oat, a plant originating in Asia. Some research even suggests that 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, Nutrition, and Cooking Tips

Why Hulled Buckwheat Groats? History, Nutrition, and Cooking Tips

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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. It is still widely produced in Russia and Poland where it features significantly in traditional cuisine...

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Why Quinoa? History, health, cooking tips and recipes

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 believed 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 - Soluble vs Insoluble

Why is Fiber Important? Part 2 - Soluble vs Insoluble

While the common denominator is that neither type of fiber is 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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Why is Fiber Important? Part 1 - Dietary Fiber

Why is Fiber Important? Part 1 - Dietary Fiber

Dietary fiber is sourced from plant-based foods that include fruits and vegetables, grains, nuts, and legumes. While fiber is primarily a kind of carbohydrate that the body is unable to digest, it is different from other carbohydrates since...

 

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Why Einkorn Wheat? History, Health, and Cooking Tips

Why Einkorn Wheat? History, Health, and Cooking Tips

An ancient grain, Einkorn wheat is regarded as the first form of cultivated wheat. Einkorn means “one grain” in German which is fitting because the wheat has only a single grain attached to the stem, in contrast to modern wheat which...

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Why Flaxseed? History, Health, and Cooking Tips

Why Flaxseed? History, Health, and Cooking Tips

Flaxseed, also known as linseed, is sourced from the flax plant. Through the course of history, the flax plant enjoyed widespread use in ancient Greek cuisine and in ancient Roman medicine. Its historical medicinal uses include being used as a...

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