Ancient grains may have been left on the sidelines for a few generations, but they’re definitely making a comeback. Brace yourself because what you will learn about ancient grains could possibly and positivelyA change your lifestyle!
Ancient Grains: What You Know Could Save You!
With the recent popularity of chia seeds, quinoa, and amaranth, interest in these ancient grains have since increased. And with my inclination to be drawn to anything’ healthy ‘, I’ve included quinoa and chia seeds in my diet. Of course, before I ran nuts over these foods, I did my own searching and discovered more positive revelations about these healthy grains. Not only are they an excellent food source, they’re also perfect for my homesteading lifestyle. Read on to know what ancient grains are, what’s in it, and why they’re still enjoying popularity today.
What Are Ancient Grains?
Ancient grains or heritage grains are a grouping of seed- or fruit-based cereals which trace its roots as far as the beginning of civilization. These heritage grains have been cultivated for thousands of years but didn’t achieve the prominence modern grains like corn, rice, and wheat get. However, unlike modern grains, these grains changed so little over the millennia. Perhaps, farmers preference for faster-growing harvests like corn and wheat spared these grains from crop manipulation and selective breeding.
Ancient grains were once important harvests in different cultures, though they’ve lost that distinction over the years. For example, quinoa was once idolized by the Incas, farro grains was mentioned in the Bible, and barley and oats were once essential harvests during 19 th century-Europe. With their recent rediscovery in the West, their popularity is expected to rise and continue. So much so that they could be our food of tomorrow.
What’s The Fuss With Ancient Grains?
With the notion that theA Paleo diet is healthier , plus the old-world romanticism of’ slow food ‘, heritage grains are making a revival. While cultivation of these harvests has been limited, they are increasingly taking over shelves in stores and the market. You can now easily find pasta, artisan bread, and cereal made from heritage grains.
Luckily, heritage grains have been continually cultivated organically in different communities around the globe. Because these grains remained natural, they are the stuff of healthy-eater dreamings. They make a great option and a healthy addition to grains and carbs since they are less refined and apparentlyA contain a higher sum of essential nutrients.
Organic, higher fiber and nutritional content, gluten-free, and protein-rich are just some of the characteristics ancient grains boasting. Perhaps, being unchanged from selective cropping and biotechnological research they’ve managed to be just as they were for the past centuries-just as healthy. In short, ancient grains are non-GMO–great news for health watchers and organic growers.
Have You Tried These Ancient Grains?
Millet Barley Teff Oats Freekeh Bulgur Sorghum Farro Einkorn Emmer Quinoa Amaranth Buckwheat Chia Couscous Wild Rice Khorasan Wheat( Kamut) Spelt