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Amazing millet and other sensational super grains
One of the globe's most popular types of food, grains come in several varieties. There's a lot of interest in so-called 'super grains' and the benefits they could have.
Look online and you'll find a variety of articles looking at grains that people have put in this category. If you're new to the topic, it's a fascinating area and one where there's an awful lot to learn!
Here we look at some of these super grains, and find out a little bit more about them. Think of it as an introduction to sensational super grains! We hope you find it helpful.
With B vitamins as well as magnesium within, not to mention manganese, millet could help with healthy living.
Thought of as being one of the 'super grains', it's eaten in a variety of places globally - will your plate be the next location this fantastic foodstuff heads?
If it is, you'll have plenty of choice when it comes to preparing this foodstuff. As well as being used in the creation of porridge, you might find millet used in baked goods, and in a variety of other culinary delights: It can be used to make croquettes, for example.
If you suffer from migraine, you might be interested to hear that magnesium, which this grain contains, has been linked to helping with these horrid headaches.
Quinoa is known for the high level of protein it contains. A seed that can be used in a variety of different ways, it contains fiber, iron, other minerals and Vitamin B6.
Here's a little secret: quinoa is really a pseudo cereal and not a grain, despite having grain-like qualities. That hasn't stopped it attracting the label of 'super grain' however!
Protein is found in teff, a grain which also has calcium in it. There's fibre, too, as well as iron.
It is a particularly small sort of grain. Gluten free, there's Vitamin C to be found in teff. You'll find it grown in Africa.
Another pseudo grain, this contains protein and is especially small. It has Vitamin B6, calcium, magnesium and Vitamin C in it, as well as fibre. You will find it grown in places like Asia.
These seeds contain zinc, B vitamins, iron, magnesium and other nutrients, as well as fibre and protein. Again, this isn't actually a type of grain at all.
So there you have it! Although not an exhaustive list, this gives you some insight into the 'super grain' phenomena. We hope that it's inspired you to look further and see whether you might want to pick up some of these fascinating foods to use in your diet.
None of these grains should be hard to get hold of, and you could quickly find that one or more of them becomes something that you want to eat on a regular basis! Supergrain recipes are plentiful online, so why not check them out?
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