Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Recommended Power Foods - Part 8 - Grains #7 and #8

Recommended Power Foods - Part 8 - Grains #7 & #8
(Information from The Power of Food - Bonnie Raffel R. D., Author)

#7 - Wild Rice - Wild rice is not a true grain, but is a type of edible grass.  Wild rice provides protein, B vitamins, minerals, and fiber.  The darker the grain the more bran is intact.  Add wild rice to soups, bread stuffing, or mix together brown and wild rice and cook as a side dish.

#8 - Amaranth - This is a tiny seed that contains all of the essential amino acids, making it a complete protein.  Amaranth flour contains more fiber and iron than wheat flour, and also provides calcium.  It can be found in the form of flakes and flour, and can be combined with other flours for baking.

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