Properties and Benefits of Millet

Millet

In countries with an arid or semi-arid climate, millet is a staple crop of significant economic importance, taking the place of wheat and corn. Millet is a true grass or cereal, just like wheat, maize and rice, and a great source of essential nutrients. It is rich in thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6 and folate, ⭐ Continue ReadingProperties and Benefits of Millet

Properties and Benefits of Red Rice

Red rice

Although not so popular as white or brown rice, red rice is a far more nutritious variety than the two. Red rice is a good source of vitamins B1, B2 and B6 and contains moderate amounts of iron and calcium. It is especially recommended for diabetics and heart disease sufferers due to having anti-inflammatory, glucose-regulating, ⭐ Continue ReadingProperties and Benefits of Red Rice

Properties and Benefits of Black Rice

Black Rice

Purple or black rice (Oryza sativa linnaeus) is considered to be the healthiest rice variety, with a higher vitamin and mineral content than both white and brown rice. Black rice owes its color to powerful natural pigments called anthocyanins which boast an impressive antioxidant activity, adding to the health benefits of the variety. Anthocyanin antioxidants ⭐ Continue ReadingProperties and Benefits of Black Rice

Properties and Benefits of White Rice

White rice

Interesting enough, rice dominates both wheat and corn consumption. Although this cereal grain may not be as nutritious as oats, red rice or brown rice, its culinary versatility has gained much appreciation worldwide. A cup of boiled white rice, mixed with a little olive oil, mushrooms or meat stands for a pretty nutritious meal, despite the ⭐ Continue ReadingProperties and Benefits of White Rice

Properties and Benefits of Brown Rice

Brown Rice

When offered a choice between refined, white rice and whole brown rice, many people opt for the second and, in most cases, this is a wise decision. Brown rice has a considerably higher nutritional profile than the ordinary white rice and is thus superior to the latter because it stands a higher chance of providing ⭐ Continue ReadingProperties and Benefits of Brown Rice

Properties and Benefits of Amaranth

Amaranth

The Aztecs called it the food of immortality while Indian folk beliefs recognized it as the king of grains. Amaranth (Amaranthus lineatus) is a pseudocereal of significant nutritional value as well as economic importance. In addition to being a good source of B vitamins, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and zinc, amaranth is rich in fiber ⭐ Continue ReadingProperties and Benefits of Amaranth

Properties and Benefits of Quinoa

Quinoa

A popular pseudocereal of the Amaranthaceae family, quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa) dates back to the time of the Spanish conquistadors. The Inca people knew of its culinary value and preserved the tradition of cultivating quinoa despite being oppressed by European invaders. Quinoa is not a grain like wheat or corn, but a seed and a pseudo-cereal ⭐ Continue ReadingProperties and Benefits of Quinoa