The Best 5 Ancient Grains

Have you heard of Ancient Grains?  This is a modern term which has been created to help us distinguish between authentic grains, which have not been manipulated by modern agriculture, as opposed to high yield mass produced genetically modified grains Ancient grains contain higher amounts of amino acids, vitamins, minerals and fibre than today's genetically modified processed grains. 
 
The Best 5 Ancient Grains  

  1. Senatore Cappelli otherwise known as Italian durum wheat. This is large, tougher, golden wheat which makes it ideal for whole grain traditional Italian pasta recipesSenatore Cappelli is the entire grain and should not be confused with common wheat which is used in baking bread. This wheat ancestor still contains gluten and is not recommended for coeliac or wheat sensitivity. 
     
    2. Spelt is an ancient hulled wheat which has been a staple in parts of Europe dating back to medieval times.  Spelt was the original bread wheat until common wheat took the place in bread around 8,000 years ago. It is low in gluten and a good option for those following a low FODMAP diet. 
     
    3. Teff is naturally gluten free grain and is a daily staple in Africa, particularly in Ethiopia where they produce fermented flat bread.  Teff is a great prebiotic which makes it a gut friendly grain and it is mainly made up of resistance starch which has been shown to help balance blood sugar levels. 
     
    4. Kamut or Khorasan wheat originates from the Middle East It is the sister of durum wheat and shares a similar rich golden colour.  Kamut has been associated with a number of significant health reductions including lowering cholesterol and blood sugar levels. 
     
    5. Quinoa ,pronounced 'keen wah', is the coeliac's best friend.  It originated in South America and was first domesticated over 3,000 years ago.  Quinoa is wildly popular in today's society and can be found in stores already made into gluten free pastas and breads. 
     
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